Now, I want to get something straight, on the whole I disagree completely with cheating. Cheating in tests, cheating on your boyfriend, cheating at monopoly, all very not okay in my books (except for maybe monopoly, if your the bank, and no ones looking). But sometimes, when it comes to baking and crafts, cheating can be allowed. And I think of all holidays halloween is the one where it's most OKAY to cheat.
This recipe for pumpkin pie cupcakes is most definitely a 'cheat' recipe. It uses cake mix for one thing, and ready made cream cheese icing for another. But it's still yummy, it's still not TOTALLY a cake mix, and it's very very Halloweeny. So it's up to you weather it's worth the cheat, but I personally think it is.
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
- 1 pack of vanilla cake mix.
- 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree.
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
1. Put the cake mix, pumpkin puree and cinnamon in a bowl along with the oil, egg and water required from the cake mix.
2. Mix together until smooth.
3. Bake according to the instructions on the cake mix box.
4. Your done! Could that be any more easy? (no)
Don't be alarmed at the texture of the cupcakes. Due to the canned pumpkin they come out more like little pumpkin pies rather than cupcakes so they won't look super pretty. But they taste amazing enough to make up for this. There like the cupcake equivalent of an ugly but very clever person, which we all know is better than a pretty stupid person...
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing.
To make your cheat cinnamon cream cheese icing simply mix together one tub of Cream Cheese Icing and about 4 teaspoons of cinnamon. I love cinnamon but you might not want this much so keep tasting it along the way to test the flavour.
Now simply pop your icing on your cupcakes and enjoy your Halloweeny goodness!