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Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


26 cupcakes

Make a smiley statement by decorating a whole tray of cupcakes. Once everyone’s seen the big picture, they can all take a treat. —Gena Lott, Ogden, Utah
Giant Cupcake Pumpkin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • Orange food coloring
  • Reese's Pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 26 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pumpkin, water and eggs; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill prepared cups two-thirds full.
  3. Bake 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat frosting and flavoring; tint frosting orange. Arrange cupcakes on a large platter, forming a pumpkin. Spread frosting over cupcakes. Decorate with Reese's Pieces as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without candies): 256 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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