Pumpkin Cupcakes with Sunflower Nut Filling

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Sunflower Nut Filling

Andi, former Betty Crocker Kitchens editor shares a fun, filled Halloween cupcake recipe.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

1:35

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
1
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
3/4
cup roasted salted sunflower nuts
1
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy white frosting
1
teaspoon Betty Crocker® orange gel food color
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® black decorating gel
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 1/2 full.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from pan; place on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In large bowl, mix fluffy white frosting and sunflower nuts. With melon baller, scoop out center of each cupcake, scooping almost to bottom of cupcake. Spoon about 1 tablespoon frosting mixture into center of each cupcake.
  5. In medium bowl, mix creamy white frosting and orange gel food color until well blended. Spread over tops of filled cupcakes. Use black decorating gel to make a jack-o-lantern face on top of each cupcake.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips:
There will be about 2/3 cup pumpkin remaining from a 15-oz can which can be used to make 1 loaf of pumpkin bread. Search for ‘pumpkin bread’ on www.bettycrocker.com
For easy storing and transporting, use a cupcake caddy.
For Thanksgiving, omit the orange frosting and jack-o-lantern decoration. Make the cupcakes as directed in the recipe, but frost them with Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)