Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Four Ingredient Dessert

Yes, that's right, I said four ingredients. Remember those pumpkin spice cupcakes I teased you all with yesterday?

Well, i'm talking about them. Not only do they have a short ingredient list, but they are quick, easy, and actually not too terrible for you. Too good to be true, right? It's not. That's the truth, I promise. This recipe was one I transformed. What I originally made as a cake last year, I turned into cupcakes. Who doesn't like bite-sized, portion controlled treats, right? Exactly. These are awesome. You may not be able to stop at just one, but it's a nice thought isn't it. Don't say I didn't warn you. 

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
(makes 12 cupcakes)

- 1 box of spice cake mix
- 1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin
- 1 container of cream cheese frosting, for topping
- Pumpkin pie spice, for topping (optional)
- Tools: cupcake pan & liners

**(Yes, that's all you need and please don't add the eggs/oil suggested on the back of the cake mix box. I promise you don't need them. Your cake will be just as moist and delicious with the canned pumpkin alone!)**

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together your spice cake mix and can of pumpkin.
3. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes (or follow the instructions on the back of your box). 
4. Once a fork comes out clean, remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before frosting. 
5. Frost the cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting, and top with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on each one. Grab a plate, and enjoy!


Marci said...

Amazing that there are only 4 ingredients! I'll definitely have to try them!

black tag diaries said...

can't wait to make these again this year! yum, yum, yum!

Katie said...

oh I'm def going to make these for all the company we're having this weekend! I have a feeling they will be a huge hit :) thanksgirl!

Natasha said...

i will be making these ASAP!!!

L.A. in the bay said...

Adding this to my list of things I want to make. Yumm!

City Girl Chicago said...

These are going on my weekend to do list. stat. :)

Jen said...

I think I'll make these for a fall party I've got coming up -- they look and sound great!

Anonymous said...

I've made these but in cookie form. Without the frosting - add chocolate chips - drop on a sheet pan like cookies. Yum!

Bestie said...

any recipe with less than five ingredients and a short prep time ALWAYS catches my eye! trying these for sure.

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