Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ok, ok, I know it's not fall but I could not stand looking at the lone can of pumpkin pie mix in my pantry any longer.  I remember seeing a recipe where you combine only yellow cake mix and a can of pumpkin to make supposedly a moist cupcake.  I decided to give it a try but with a twist by using pumpkin pie mix instead of plain pumpkin and adding in these little babies...white chocolate chips!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting



1 box (18.25oz) Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake Mix
1 can (15oz) pumpkin pie mix
1 cup Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips
Yes, these are the only ingredients you'll need!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin pans with cupcake liners and spray them lightly with non-stick spray.  Combine the cake mix and pumpkin pie mix in a mixer until fairly smooth.  Stir in the white chocolate chips.  Fill each cup about 2/3 full.  These cupcakes won't rise too much but will be soft and moist inside!  I got 22 average size cupcakes from this batter.  Let them cool completely before frosting.



12 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt


Cut the softened (not melted) butter into chunks and cream together with the cream cheese.  Add in the vanilla and mix.  Gradually add in the sifted powdered sugar until combined then add a pinch of salt to cut the sweetness.  Beat on medium until creamy.  Your frosting should be a room temperature when topping your cupcakes.  Store any leftover in the refrigerator and use for dipping graham crackers (yum)!

These are like a mix of pumpkin and spice cake all in one little treat.  And, the homemade cream cheese frosting is the perfect match!  Try this easy recipe now for a little taste of fall or Pin It and save it for later!

Linking up at Semi Homemade Mom!


  1. Oh my gosh. These look so good!!! I'll definitely pin this one for later! :)

    1. Thanks, April! They taste like a mix between pumpkin and spice cake and with the cream cheese frosting...oh my!

  2. Those look so good and so easy too.

  3. Thanks, Lisa! I hope you try them. Love your blog. I'm going to follow you!


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