Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

Sweet & spicy pumpkin cupcakes are perfect for dealing with any sweet craving.


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Pumpkin Cupcake Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups All Purpose flour

1 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg

1/4 Teaspoon. Baking Soda

1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cloves

1/3 cup Butter (room temperature)

1 cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1/3 cup Milk

2/3 cup Pumpkin

12 Serving Cupcake Pan

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

6 Tablespoons Butter (room temperature)

8 oz. Cream Cheese (room temperature)

4 cups Powdered Sugar

1 Teaspoon. Vanilla extract

Cinnamon for Garnish (optional)


Directions for Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating, line your 12-serving cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and baking soda using a large mixing bowl (or your Kitchenaid mixer bowl).
  3. Add butter and light brown sugar to the bowl and start to a large mixing bowl. On medium speed, mix the batter until it has a creamy texture.
  4. Add eggs, milk, and pumpkin, and mix until well combined. Scrape the sides about halfway through to ensure no pockets of dry ingredients.
  5. Fill each of the cupcake liners until they are ¾ full with batter. Do not overfill.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes clean.
  7. Place cupcakes on a wire cooling rack to cool.


Directions for Frosting:

  1. Add butter, cream cheese, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat until creamy (about 1 minute).
  2. Slowly add in powdered sugar, and mix until well combined
  3. Increase speed and beat for about 1 minute until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Add frosting to a piping bag and swirl on the frosting.
  5. Garnish with cinnamon (optional)

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