Sugar Aunts: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting


Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Whipped Frosting

 
 

These cupcakes are delicious!  My husband declared that they were his second favorite thing I have ever made (right after my chocolate chip cookies)
Ingredients
    For the Cupcakes
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 Carton Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting, thawed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions
  1. For the cupcakes, mix all ingredients together until completely combined. Fill cupcake tin with paper liners. Fill liners 2/3 full. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cinnamon and nutmeg into the thawed Cool Whip Frosting, folding with a spatula. Pipe onto cupcakes.



Hint: these little buggers will stick to the cupcake liners. I tried some without the liner and baked them for a few minutes less. 


Warning: you will want to lick the entire bowl of frosting...or maybe just double it so you can have some left over and keep in the fridge for emergencies :) The frosting would be amazing on pumpkin pie or any other Thanksgiving desert. 


OH SO GOOD!  Keep them in the refrigerator.
Hope you enjoy!


~Leanne


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