I have a friend that asked me if I could make some pumpkin cupcakes for her kids. They are going through some MAJOR MAJOR trials right now, and I was thrilled to be able to do something to make them happy. I had scored some cake mixes at the store for 70 cents each, so I wanted to try using a cake mix for the pumpkin cupcakes. I called a friend and asked if she had any recipes. She shared this with me, and the cupcakes were DELISH!!!!
1 box spice cake mix
1 3/4 c pumpkin (15 oz. can)
1/2 c water
1/3 c oil
Mix with electric mixer for 30 seconds on low speed, and medium speed for 2 minutes. Scoop into muffin pans that have been lined with paper cupcake liners. I was only able to get 20 cupcakes from this batch, and they were 2/3 full before baking.
Bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.
Let cool completely before frosting and decorating.