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Quick pumpkin cupcake recipe

Written By: Simone Sonnier, UT Physicians | Updated: October 27, 2021
Halloween cupcakes

Decorate these cupcakes with your little one's favorite Halloween candy to make them extra special.

Halloween is here! Try out these family-friendly cupcakes for some sweet bonding time with your little ones. Recipe courtesy of Joy Ashby Cornthwaite, RD.


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp of oil
  • 2/3 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup of water
  • Frosting of your choice (optional)
  • Seasonal candy (optional)


  1. Pour cake mix into large mixing bowl.
  2. Into the large mixing bowl add water, eggs, canned pumpkin, oil, and pumpkin spice. Whisk together or use a hand mixer to combine ingredients for two minutes.
  3. Pour batter into cupcake pan.
  4. Bake according to the cake mix instructions.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Add the frosting of your choice. Use seasonal candy as fun and edible decorations.

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