Cupcake Spotlight! I can not take credit for this recipe, as it was told to me years ago. I can take credit for the frosting and garnish combination with the cupcake. So for a little history on the cake portion. I was at a craft show about four years ago, and while having a conversation with customer, we got on the subject of baking. She had recently lost a lot of weight, but confessed her love of sweets. She told me to make a simple cake, just take one package of spice cake mix and add one can of pumpkin puree, mix and bake according to package instructions for a bundt. A couple of weeks later I did. The recipe is delicious and super moist. I liked that fact it had no egg or oil, making it heart healthy as well.
Over the years I have shared this recipe with a slew of people. Friends have tried it and added powder sugar to the top or a cream cheese drizzle. I even had one person add chocolate chips and said it fabulous. I decided to make it into cupcakes topped with an orange cream cheese frosting, garnished with a candied orange peel. This recipe is easy and a big crowd pleaser. Go ahead and try it for Thanksgiving instead of the traditional pumpkin pie, it will be a hit!
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