Don’t these look delicious? They are! I made these cupcakes as a variation of a family favourite, my world famous Pumpkin Swirl Loaf! The secret is, they are much quicker and easier to make but still have all of the same great taste!
When I first heard about the new #CoolWhipFrosting, I was intrigued. Cool Whip whipped topping products are standards in my home and the idea of a frosting with the same quality was definitely something I wanted to try. I headed on over to Walmart to buy some. Check out my Google Plus album for more pictures and details of my shopping trip.
The fact that it is a freezer product means I can keep it on hand for those times when I want to do some impromptu baking. I have to admit – I’m not that big on baking very often. It always seems like so much work so I tend to save it only for special occasions. With this easy recipe and the #CoolWhipFrosting though, I found that now I can bake up a batch of delicious cupcakes simply to add some fun and festivity to every day. And, here on Creative Cynchronicity, that’s what we’re all about!
Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes
1 pkg. spice cake mix (to make a two layer cake)
1 15 oz. can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, just pumpkin)
1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix (3.4 oz.)
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional but really yummy!)
#CoolWhipFrosting in cream cheese flavour (allow to thaw on your counter for about 1 hour or in your fridge for about 4 hours) (Note: I used red and yellow food colouring to make the frosting a festive orange colour and garnished with candy corn and cake decorations)
Instructions: Prepare the spice cake mix as instructed on the package. Mix in the pumpkin and pudding mix, Beat for 2 minutes until smooth. Stir in the nuts. Fill 24 muffin cups lined with cupcake paper liners. Bake according to package directions (generally 18-25 minutes at 325-350 degrees F) When cool, frost with the #CoolWhipFrosting. One container will cover 24 cupcakes.
These cupcakes were absolutely delicious and the #CoolWhipFrosting was so easy to work with. It makes it so easy to turn every day into a special occasion! And, anytime I get to hang out with my grand nephew and grand niece, it’s already a special occasion!
On Wednesday, October 24th at 1 pm EST, join in on the #CoolWhipFrosting Twitter Party! (RSVP link is coming in a few days – I’ll be sure to update this post with it!). Learn more great ideas for using it to make every day treats for your family!
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