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Friendly Ghost Cupcakes

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Friendly Ghost Cupcakes
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 24
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Dress up baking mix with pumpkin for a kid-friendly Halloween dessert.
Updated Oct 18, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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

370 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 66g Total Carbohydrate, 57g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
66g
22%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
57g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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