i loved these! They are like miniature pumpkin pies w/o the crust. They are super moist. They do look a little scary after they're cooked; but, once they're topped w/ whip cream, they look impressive. Thanks for a quick, simple alternative to making a pie. I used Pumpkin Pie Spice for the pumpkin pie spice.
Love this recipe - easy and quick. To cover the not so pretty top (I did not want to use whipped cream because I was giving these away and wanted them to look finished), I added a sour cream topping baked on after the cupcakes cooled (like a sour cream topping baked on that you see on some cheesecakes). They were baked in foil baking cups to simulate 'pie tins.' So attractive. So tasty. See posted picture. Next time I plan to fill the baking cups higher with pumpkin mix (I used 1/3 of a cup of mix in these baking cups.)
I made these to serve to the kids at Thanksgiving dinner. The adults ate all of them and loved them. They are easy to make and taste wonderful. I agree they do look strange after they cook but the whip cream makes them look great.