A fun and trendy treat for your Thanksgiving dessert table.
As you have seen all across the web, and on BettyCrocker.com, push-up pops are quite the trend. I decided to do a little Thanksgiving twist on these treats...and the results are delicious!
It all starts with a few easy ingredients, including Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix (and the ingredients called for on the box), Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting, canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) and pumpkin pie spice.
In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil, eggs and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice with an electric mixer on low speed until moist. Fill each mini muffin cup two-thirds full with batter. I greased the muffin tin since I did not use paper liners.
Bake the cupcakes for about 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. In the meantime, mix 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice into the container of cream cheese frosting.
Now it is time to assemble your push-up pops! (The containers for these pops can be found online by searching "push-up pop containers".) First, drop one mini cupcake into each container.
Add a generous teaspoon of frosting on top of each cupcake. I used a pastry bag to pipe the frosting as a quick and easy shortcut.
Top each with another cupcake. (A quick tip, use floral foam or regular styrofoam to prop up the push-up containers as you assemble them.)
Finally, add some more frosting and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top. These are great for your Thanksgiving dessert table and are easy for your kids to help make for the big day!