Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Time: 40 minutes + time to cool and frost

Yield: 1 9x13 cake or 24 cupcakes
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
 
CAKE:
1 Spice Cake mix
1  16 oz can pumpkin 
1 C water
1/3 C canola oil
3 eggs
3/4 C chocolate chips (milk or semi sweet...what ever suits your fancy) 
 
FROSTING:
1  8 oz package cream cheese, softened
4 T butter, softened  
1 t vanilla
dash salt
3-4 C powdered sugar
a bit of milk as needed
  
CAKE/CUPCAKES
 
1. Combine all cake ingredients, but the chocolate chips in a large bowl or in your stand mixer. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
2. Fold in your chocolate chips.
3. Pour into a sprayed 9x13 pan, or into 24 muffins tins for cupcakes.
4. FOR CAKE: Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Stick a toothpick into the center of the cake to be sure it is done. If it comes out clean you are good to go!
FOR CUPCAKES: Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.
5. Let the confection cool completely.
 
  CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
 
1. Combine all ingredients and beat well with hand held beaters or your stand mixer. If the frosting is too dry add a bit of milk. If it's too runny add more powdered sugar.
2. To decorate these cupcakes, I simply put the frosting in a Ziploc bag and snipped the corner. Instant decorating bag! Have fun!
 
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