I know there are plenty of pumpkin recipes floating around, but here's one more. I made these last year for my school... I. LOVED. THEM.
This year, I made them for Marci's Halloween Bash. The Vampire teeth bites are super easy (and quick) to do. Just stick a toothpick in them to make 2 holes. Mix maple syrup with red food coloring, and using a toothpick, drip the syrup on the holes to make it look like blood.
Now they look like a vampire got to them first.
Here's for the actual cupcakes:
Pumpkin Cupcakes (Allrecipes)
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
6 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 cup softened butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
2. In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until thoroughly combined.
3. Spread the batter evenly into 24 cupcakes, or an ungreased 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes in preheated oven. Cool before frosting.
4. Cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners' sugar a little at a time, beating until the mixture is smooth. Allow cake to cool before frosting. Top with cinnamon sugar.