Super F**king Easy Recipe:Three Ingredient Pumpkin Cupcakes

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baking cupcakesBaking can seem intimidating to the uninitiated You decide you want to try and make something special and fall-like for your kids, log onto Pinterest, search recipes, see terms like flax egg and agave nectar, you get scared and give up. I get it. But baking really can be easy and this super simple recipe for pumpkin cupcakes will have you channeling your inner Martha Stewart in no time. You can do this, I promise.

For the cupcakes you need three ingredients:

1. One box vanilla cake mix

2. A small can of pumpkin

3. Cinnamon

That’s it. See? No egg shells to fish out of the batter, no oil to measure, you totally got this.OK. If you registered for a stand mixer when you got married and want to play fancy chef and bust that out, go for it, otherwise a good old bowl and spoon works just fine. Dump the box of cake mix into a bowl, add the pumpkin. Give it a good stir.

Did you accidentally grab the can of pumpkin pie filling instead of the pumpkin? No, no, that’s FINE, come back here. No, don’t call yourself that. No, you’re nothing like Goopy Gwyneth, now stop. It’s OK. If you use pumpkin pie filling instead of plain pumpkin that just means you don’t need to add cinnamon or frosting, because they will be sweet enough already. We can just call them pumpkin muffins and people will still love them, see? Great job!

If you used plain pumpkin, go ahead and add the cinnamon. If you only have pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice in the house you can substitute that too, no worries. How much? A decent sized pinch if you’re a free spirit, or a teaspoon if you’re the rule following type.

Dish the batter out into a greased muffin tin or cupcake liners. If you use a 1/4 cup scoop you should get 12 cupcakes. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes and test for doneness using a toothpick or butter knife. Just slide it into one of the center cupcakes, if it comes out wet they need more time to bake.

Now if this was enough of a baking adventure for you, once they cool you can add some canned frosting and sprinkle some candy corn on top, no judgement, you did GREAT!

But if you’re feeling confident, grab four more items and join me in making some yummy frosting. Yes, you can lick the spoon.

Click on to page two for my four ingredient cream cheese frosting recipe

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