Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

By Mia Stark

Pumpkin spice season is back, and that means pumpkin spice-themed everything. These pumpkin spice cupcakes are perhaps the most amazing pumpkin spice-themed recipe out there — especially for cupcakes. If delicious cupcakes and pumpkin spice flavored things are appealing, make sure to save this article in some way and continue reading.

What you will need:  

Cupcakes:

2 cups All-Purpose Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

½ tsp salt

2 tsp pumpkin spice

1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree

½ cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1 stick softened butter

3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten

Cream Cheese Frosting:

2 packages of Cream Cheese (8oz), room temperature)

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

2lbs (7 ½ cups) confectioner’s sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp cinnamon (plus extra for garnish)

How to do it:

For Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add cupcake liners to 12-cupcake pan. A pizza oven should not be used for this recipe.

Mix flour, baking powder, salt and pumpkin spice in medium bowl. Set aside.

Combine pumpkin puree (be aware that it may look gross, but the result is undoubtedly great), milk and vanilla extract in medium bowl. Set aside.

Cream brown sugar, sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add eggs while stirring between additions.

With stand mixer on low, beat in flour mixture in thirds, alternating with half of the pumpkin puree mixture until all are combined.

Fill each section in the cupcake pan ¾ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream together cream cheese and butter in stand mixer.

Add half of the confectioner’s sugar, beat on low until combined. Add other half.

Once combined, add vanilla and cinnamon. Beat until combined. (This frosting is really good, so nothing will be said if you eat some of it.)

Once cupcakes are cool, frost and add cinnamon for garnish. (It makes for some great Instagram photos.)

Now the cupcakes are ready for eating. Also, there is a lot of extra frosting, so it was put in a plastic bag in the fridge to eat later. If you aren’t one for cupcakes, at least try out the frosting.

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