So where I originally learned about this combination of pumpkin and cake mix, I really cannot recall. But I can tell you, it has never failed me in making a dense, moist chocolate cake!
Although I’ve made this cake several times before, I’ve typically just topped it off with a little whipped creme. Thanks to Pinterest however, I’ve had inspiration to make two other varieties!
Isn’t she so pretty!! What is even better? She has so much fewer calories and fat than a traditional cupcake! Probably a lot less sugar too but that is just my guess.
How do you make this lovely little lady? So simple!!
1. Combine 15 oz of pumpkin with one box of chocolate cake mix. There doesn’t have to be a specific type, I do like the devils food though! When mixing, the best was is really with an electric mixer. There is no need to add anything else!
2. Use cupcake holders and bake in a preheated oven at 350 for about 25 minutes. When filling cupcake holders try to smooth out batter as much as possible because they pretty much hold their original shape throughout baking.
Cupcakes are done!
As for the frosting?
You do not need two containers of whipped topping. Somehow two of mine were open so I had to combine them. I saw this recipe on 366 Days of Pinterest. I really like Kirsten’s blog because she tries all kinds of ideas she finds on Pinterest and then tells how they turn out. Sometimes they are failures, but this was a hit for her and obviously a hit for me! Speaking about Pinterest, you know what makes me crazy? The ideas that I pin where they don’t have links to tell you how to do whatever you’ve pinned, like recipes or hair styles. WHY????!!!!! Do you think they know they are doing that? Does anyone else get frustrated with that??
Fortunately the instructions were available for this frosting!
What you will do is combine one packet of the pudding mix with half of the milk called for on the package. Whisk together. Next fold in a container of cool whip.
So what else did I do with that cake mix combo?
The next day I got these ingredients out.
A couple of things to note. When washing strawberries, give them time to really dry. When cutting the cake cut it in larger chunks or else they will fall apart on the skewer. And when skewering marshmallows they go on easier when they follow a strawberry!
So after skewering marshmallows, strawberries and cake (carefully), I drizzled them with the melted chocolate. I made these for a party and everyone loved them!
Recipe was adapted from hugs and giggles.