Pumpkin Cupcakes {with vanilla buttercream frosting}

In honor of Halloween — here’s a quick and easy recipe for Pumpkin Cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting!


They are super easy to make and they taste incredible. Not only that, they are a perfect treat to eat while you are sitting at home handing out all that Halloween Candy! So get ready to take a bite and enjoy your night!


Pumpkin Cupcakes
(from Trader Joe’s)

1 box Trader Joe’s Pumpkin muffin and bread mix
Eggs, water and oil according to box
Mix and bake according to package directions. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
(adapted from C&H Sugar)

1 1 lb. box (approx. 3-3/4 cups) C&H Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In large bowl with electric mixer at low-speed, combine sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. Beat at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes until creamy. If desired, add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency.

Frost cupcakes liberally with the buttercream frosting. Decorate the tops with M&M candy pieces and Candy Corn.


Enjoy your Halloween and these soft and sweet Pumpkin Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting!



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