1 box yellow cake mix, 1 (3 oz.) box vanilla instant pudding, 1 T. cinnamon, 1 t. nutmeg, 1/2 t. cloves, 1/4 t. ginger, 3 eggs, 1 T. oil, 2 T. milk, 2/3 cup water, 1 (15 oz.) can solid packed pumpkin.
In a large mixing bowl empty box of cake mix, box of pudding, and spices. Stir and blend dry ingredients. Then add eggs, oil, milk, water and pumpkin. Blend together and beat on high with electric beater to a consistency of a smooth rich batter. Fill paper lined cupcake tins 3/4 full. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Cool completely and frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting. Yield: 2 dozen cupcakes.
I found that the apple does not fall far from the tree! My daughter, Audra, who I also call affectionately by nickname "Dolly" developed this delicious Holiday Pumpkin Cupcake recipe. It is fabulous! Her creative ability for this recipe is astounding!