Every year I like to make a treat for my husband's work for Halloween. So, I thought I would share with you one of the favorites, Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream. One of the best things about these tasty little cupcakes is that they make your house smell sooooooo good when baking. I wish I had them in a scented candle, so I could enjoy the smell everyday. Because even though I like to bake, I don't want to bake the same thing everyday :) 
Pumpkin Cupcakes:
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/4 c. water
2 T. vegetable oil
3 eggs
3/4 c canned pumpkin

Combine cake mix, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add water and eggs; beat with a mixer for 2 minutes, add pumpkin; mix until well blended. Spoon mixture into lined cupcake pans. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Maple Buttercream:
6 T. butter
4 c. powdered sugar
3-4 T. milk
1 1/2 tsp. maple flavoring

Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth with a mixer. Ice cooled cupcakes.

Note: The toppers on these cupcakes are simply piped out of Wilton Candy Melts. They make a super yummy topper for a cupcake.

I hope you all have a fun and enjoyable Halloween, and stay safe!
 





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