Sunday, October 12, 2008

Halloween Cupcake Fun


I couldn't wait any longer ! I had to make some Halloween cupcakes! I tried a new idea that I have seen floating around the Internet: adding pumpkin to chocolate cake mix for a moist chocolate cupcake/muffin! The results were delicious and lower fat than using oil and eggs! Of course, I cancelled out any low fat qualities of these cupcakes by adding frosting...oh well!! I used Pillsbury's Halloween frosting and some fun edible images I bought at Target. I plan to take some of these to work for the kids to enjoy tomorrow!

23 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Those look totally awesome!

Tonight I am making pumpkin bread pudding. I'll let you know how it goes.

rubybean77 said...

CUTE!!! I have been wondering about those edible pictures you can put on frosting. They look so professional!

VeggieGirl said...

I KNEW you'd find a way to use more pumpkin ;0) Looove those cupcakes!!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Those are adorable!

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! Pumpkin in chocolate cake mix, hmmm... Now I want to try it!

Mary H. said...

Yum, I've been known to keep the icing off and eat them as muffins for breakfast. :) I guess that's why I'm on a healthy makeover!

gina (fitnessista) said...

those are ADORABLE!!
i wish i lived in the same town as my little brothers right now- they would love these.

Krista said...

Those are the best! I love the edible images.

I've tried cake mix and pumpkin before in muffin form and have never been let down!

eatingbender said...

Those cupcakes will make you the coolest among those kids, Meg! So much better than the store-bought ones, especially because they're made with PUMPKIN!! Haha, I'm so glad you included that crucial ingredient ;o)

Zesty Cook said...

WOW - Great looking cupcakes.

Jennifer said...

I love your cupcakes! I found a magazine article about halloween cupcakes right after the holiday last year & I cannot wait to make them!!!

Sadly for me, I'm on a "creativity restriction" until after this Saturday when I take the GMAT. You've totally inspired me to make them right away, though!

HoneyB said...

I've done the pumpkin and cake mix before and love it for something quick! Your cupcakes are cute!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

posted the bsi results....

Jessie said...

I love this entry so much that I just had to stumble it for you :) Great cupcakes!

stephchows said...

I love adding pumpkin to cake mix! :) another great idea is adding a can of diet soda... diet dr pepper with vanilla or chocolate cake mix tastes great! :) Sounds weird but it totally works! I'm also all about making cake mix in single servings in the microwave... haha fills a cake craving quick!

http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2008/06/2-minute-chocolate-mini-cake-with-ice.html

Marlow said...

AWESOME!! I want one...

balance, joy and food! said...

wooooooooo! these cupcakes looks great!! how long did you spend making them?

Adam said...

Sweet deal Meg :) I wouldn't worry about the frosting, I mean at least the cupcakes are super good looking :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Soooo cute! I love the decorations!

Cheers,

Rosa

whatiateyesterday said...

I love using pumpkin in place of the oil and eggs, no one can ever tell and they are a little better for you. Your halloween cupcakes look fab!

Julie said...

Those look SO cute....really putting me in the Halloween mood! (whatever that is)

miss v said...

halloween is the perfect cupcake holiday. i'm so excited!

appropriated.muffin said...

now THAT sounds like a delish recipe! pumpkin hmmmm? I think i'm going to give that a whirl!