Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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.

Maple Drizzle

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.



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