Best Ever Pumpkin Cream Cupcakes!

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Love all the tastes of fall? Are you a pumpkin fan? What better way to celebrate fall than with a wonderful fall dessert. Not only are these cupcakes (because they are obviously too pretty to be a muffin) beautiful, but they are so good you will have trouble eating only one. Whether you eat these delights as a muffin or a cupcake, they are sure to be a big hit with your entire family. These treats really are the best ever pumpkin cream cupcakes! 

Before you get started:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Get out your mini cupcake pan 

spice cake ingredients

Ingredients:

1pkg Spice Cake Mix

1pkg (3.4 oz) French Vanilla instant pudding

1pkg (8 oz) cream cheese – softened 

1 can pumpkin

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 small tub dairy whipped topping

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

To make the cupcakes:

Prepare the spice cake mix as directed on the package.  Try not to lick the spoon. Add dry pudding mix and pumpkin and mix well. Spoon mixture into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Again, don’t lick the spoon! 

Next, beat the cream cheese until creamy.  Blend in the sugar and egg, making sure the consistency remains thick and velvety. Spoon over the batter making sure to swirl into the mixture with a small spoon. Bake for 18-21 minutes or until a toothpick into the center comes out clean. Let your wonderful cupcakes cool before adding the topping.  While the topping is optional, they are so delicious with it. 

Bake

To make the topping: 

Stir your ground nutmeg into the cool whip keeping it fluffy. Spread the topping over your cooled muffins. Be sure to wait until your cupcakes are cool so that the topping does not melt and remains fluffy on top. 

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Leah is a small town girl from rural west Alabama. Married to a college football coach, she has lived in Alabama, Chattanooga, TN and now Richmond. After working several years with college students/student-athletes, she now mostly stays home with their one year old daughter, Emma. Somehow she still manages to devote a few hours a week to working with student-athletes at a local university, sings with the praise and worship group at church, and also teaches spin classes. When she's not busy cheering at football games, working, or folding the seemingly never ending pile of laundry, Leah enjoys date nights with her husband, Moscow mules, being in the kitchen, reading, and listening to true crime podcasts.

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