I’ve gone pumpkin-CRAZY! Seriously, it will come time for lunch and all I will want is some pumpkin sweets. I’ve had such an uncontrollable sweet tooth lately! Between these Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting, my favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, and these Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting I feel like I don’t need anything else to be completely satisfied for the rest of my life!
These cupcakes are soo moist and light and fluffy. And the cinnamon cream cheese frosting—well, do I even need to say why THAT is amazing? I’ll just say it really does taste as good as it sounds! If you have people in your life that you love, you should make these for them. I think that should apply to everyone. So make them! You’ll be making the world a better place!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter , room temperature
- 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
- 2-3 cups powdered sugar (depending on the frosting consistency you want)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 9 mellowcreme pumpkins candy , for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl combine pumpkin puree, sugars, vegetable oil and eggs.
Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir, just until moist.
Scoop the batter evenly into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
Beat butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until you reach the desired frosting stiffness that you want.
Frost the cupcakes and garnish with pumpkin candy, if desired.
Adapted from Damn Delcious