If you like the taste of Maple syrup this will get your attention.
1 pkg. plain spice cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions:Preheat oven to 350-degrees Line muffin cups with papers and set aside.In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, applesauce, oil, water, eggs, and cinnamon. Beat well – the batter will look thick. Use an ice cream scoop, or Large Cookie Scoop to fill each cup.
Bake for 18-20 minutes on the center rack until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup 1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 box powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese and butter until blended. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and blend until all incorporated. Frost or pipe on the frosting as desired.
2 tablespoons maple syrup
18 pecans (optional)Using a fork, drizzle a little of the maple syrup over the frosting. Decorate with a pecan, if desired.
I found this when I was checking out some blogs. Thanks Juggling Act Mama, this is awesome and I'm sure it will be a favorite in our home.