Recipe summary

Hands-on time:
15 mins. to 20 mins.
Baking time:
15 mins. to 18 mins.
Total time:
35 mins. to 45 mins.
12 cupcakes
Do you love King Arthur Flour's Vanilla Bean Pound Cake mix? Are you looking for new ways to use your favorite mix, especially at holiday time? Here's a way to make your mix into lovely, spicy pumpkin cupcakes.
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  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Spritz with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 2) Beat together the cake mix, butter, and eggs using a mixer set at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. 3) Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and add the milk, pumpkin, and spices. Beat for another 2 minutes.
  4. 4) Scoop the thick batter into the prepared muffin cups. They'll be quite full.
  5. 5) Bake the cupcakes for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove them from the oven and immediately turn them out onto a rack to cool completely.
  6. 6) These cupcakes are wonderful as is, or topped with vanilla icing or cream cheese frosting .
  7. Yield: 12 cupcakes.

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