It was past due time for me to put my pumpkin baking skills to work! I have not been baking or cooking lately and I kind of missed my friends in the kitchen 🙂
Plus, a few co-workers had mentioned that it had been quite some time since I’d brought any goodies to work. We’ve been severely lacking in sweets in the work kitchen lately — like there nothing there even on Halloween (deprived!)
I wanted to put a little spin on the classic pumpkin cupcake — which I made last year. When I saw a recipe for cinnamon cupcakes with pumpkin frosting, I knew that was it.
- 1 box french vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 16oz container buttercream frosting
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
These came out fabulously! I still have some work to do on my decorating skills, obviously, but the flavor was amazing. I’m not sure why pumpkin is such an addicting flavor but I’m one of the diehards you hear about.
The cinnamon and nutmeg really give it what it needs. I’d make these for your next fall party or work birthday — or just for your own 🙂