OMG Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 12 paper baking cups
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ FUN da-Middles™ yellow cupcake mix with creamy vanilla filling
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Maple syrup (optional)
  • Pecan pieces (for sprinkling)

Instructions

1 _ Preheat oven according to package instructions. Line cupcake tin with paper baking cups and set aside.

2 _ In a large bowl, beat together cupcake mix, water, canned pumpkin, eggs and pumpkin pie spice on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.

3 _ Fill each baking cup 1/3 of the way, making sure batter completely covers the bottom. Set remaining batter aside.

4 _ Squeeze filling pouch 20 times, then cut off corner of pouch at cut line and divide filling equally among the cupcakes by squeezing a small amount in the center, making sure filling does not touch sides. Use all the filling.


5 _ Place a small dollop of maple syrup on top of the filling, if desired. Scoop the remaining batter evenly over the filled cupcakes, making sure the filling is completely covered. Top with pecan pieces and lightly press down into batter, if desired.

6 _ Bake according to package instructions (about 24 to 29 minutes). Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 20 minutes before eating or removing from pan.

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