Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin fluff frosting

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The Fall season is almost here, and that’s my favorite of all seasons.:)  It really felt like Fall today with a high of only 69 and there was a light cool breeze with rain. I’ve been craving something with pumpkin a lot lately and thought of pumpkin “fluff.” You take a can of pumpkin, a box of instant vanilla pudding mix, a 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and mix that together. Fold in the cool whip, and it’s delicious on it’s own. It’s even better as a frosting on top of some pumpkin cupcakes.

These pumpkin cupcakes only have 2 ingredients. 1 box of cake spice mix and 1 can of pumpkin puree. Very healthy cupcakes. You can add water or egg whites if you like and I added some water to make the batter a little more moist. Ben didn’t believe me at first when I told him there was only 2 ingredients in it. He ate one and asked me, you only added a can of pumpkin to these cupcakes? I said yep. Then he said “Good, I can eat three more of them, since they’re really healthy.” He loved just the cupcake part of them and I really like them with the pumpkin fluff frosting.

Servings: 24 Cupcakes

Nutrition Info (without fluff) Calories: 102, Carbs: 17.5g, Fiber: 0.9g, Protein 1.1g

Points Plus: 3

Ingredients

1 16.5 oz box of cake mix (I like using the spice mix)

1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

Frosting:

1 15 oz can of pumpkin

1 box of instant vanilla pudding mix

1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

1 container of cool whip

Directions:

Mix together cake mix and pumpkin puree. Add in about 1/4 cup of water if the consistency is too thick or if you please. Divide batter in muffin tins.

Meanwhile, mix together box of instant vanilla pudding and 1 can of pumpkin puree until the instant pudding is dissolved. Add in 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Gently, fold in the whole container of cool whip. Once the cupcakes have cooled, frost the cupcakes with the pumpkin fluff frosting. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Valerie says

    Do you only use the box mix, and not follow the box directions? Just the box mix and the can of pumpkin??

  2. Heather says

    Hello, I am just slightly confused, do you use Pumpkin puree for both the frosting/fluff and the cake mix or is it Pumpkin pie filling for the frosting and puree for the cake mix?
    thanks
    H

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