Recipe: Jack-O-Lantern Cupcakes

Jack-O-Lantern Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS:

* 1 pk Yellow cake mix
* 1 1/2 ts Pumpkin pie spice
* 1 c Buttermilk
* 1 c Pumpkin
* 2 Eggs

Frosting
* 3 tb Margarine; softened
* 3 tb Pumpkin
* 2 c Powdered sugar
* 1/2 ts Milk
* 1/2 ts Vanilla
* Black licorice twists
* Small green gumdrops

PREPARATION:

# Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
# In large bowl, combine all cupcake ingredients at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minues at medium speed, scraping down sides of bowl.
# Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
# Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
# In small bowl, beat margarine and 3 tablespoons pumpkin until well blended. Gradually add 1 cup of the powdred sugar; beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Add milk and vanilla.
# Gradually add remaining 1 cup powdered sugar; beat an additonal 2 minutes.
# Spread on tops of cupcakes.
# Cut down 1 side to open licorice twist into triangular pieces for eyes and noses.
# Cut jagged curved pieces for mouths.
# Arrange on top of cupcakes for faces. Slice gumdrops in half; attach to head for stems.

Recipe: Jack-O-Lantern Cupcakes