Friendly Ghost Cupcakes

Dress up baking mix with pumpkin for a kid-friendly Halloween dessert.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 24

Ingredients

3
cups baking mix
1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4
cup milk
4
eggs
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2
cups powdered sugar
2
teaspoons miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat baking mix, granulated sugar, brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, the pumpkin pie spice, milk, eggs and pumpkin with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter on low speed about 30 seconds or until well blended. Beat in vanilla and 2 cups of the powdered sugar on low speed about 30 seconds or just until mixed, then on high speed about 1 minute or until fluffy. Beat in remaining 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, on medium speed. If too soft to mound, add additional powdered sugar, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  • 5 Spoon frosting into large resealable plastic food-storage bag; press out air and seal bag. Cut 1/2-inch tip from lower corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe about 2 tablespoons frosting into ghost-shaped mound on each cupcake. Press 2 chocolate chips, flat sides out, into frosting for eyes.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
    Calories
    370
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    280mg
    280%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    66g
    66%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    57g
    57%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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