Polka Dot Pumpkin Cupcakes

Polka Dot Pumpkin Cupcakes

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based on 137 reviews
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15 min.
50 min.
18 Servings

Miniature chocolate chips dot these rich pumpkin and cream cheese cupcakes. No frosting required for these treats.


  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) pound cake mix
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
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PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease or paper-line 18 muffin cups.

BEAT cream cheese, egg and granulated sugar in small mixer bowl until smooth. Stir in morsels. Set aside.

COMBINE cake mix, pumpkin, water, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and baking soda in large mixer bowl; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Spoon about 1 tablespoon topping over batter in each cup.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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Yummy Treat

These cupcakes were yummy and very moist. My family loved them. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

- Pamela Lewis from St. Louis, MO


I made these for a team meeting. They were an instant hit. They are so moist and full of flavors. I love them.

- Belinda Brothers-McKinnon from Saint John, NB

Polka Dot Pumpkin Cupcakes

I loved these cupcakes! I made them for a Halloween party and everybody really liked them. This one is a keeper.

- Sunnie Brown from WESTMINSTER, CO

Mmmm good

Just want to say that my kids loved these cupcakes! I may have never liked cream cheese, but they didn't realize at first that it had cream cheese in it. They still loved them though!! Thanks again it was Great

- sondra escobedo from SAN ANTONIO, TX

Healthy & Sweet

So good. And pumpkin is so good for you. Try replacing the water with buttermilk!! Yummy and extra moist.

- Lorrie Jones from Sandy Hook, CT

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/18 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 18

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 170
  • Calories from Fat: 50
  • Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (15% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 40mg (13% of DV)
  • Sodium: 190mg (8% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 28g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 25% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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