Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fall is here and so is pumpkin everything!  My husband began experimenting with pumpkin desserts last fall.  These Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting were a huge hit!  If I could bottle up the scent of these while they were baking, I’d be a millionaire.

These Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes are everything fall is meant to be!  via createcraftlove.com

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

1-1/3 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp coarse grain salt
¾ tsp cinnamon
¾ tsp ginger
½ tsp ground clove
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
2/3 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup unsalted butter melted
2 eggs
15 ounces pumpkin puree
1/2 cup buttermilk
½ tsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place liners in a cupcake pan
  2. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.
  3. In another bowl, beat together butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy. Add in pumpkin puree, buttermilk, and vanilla extract and beat some more.  Add the eggs one at a time while beating.
  4. Thoroughly combine the dry and wet ingredients.
  5. Fill cupcake liners ¾ way up.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  7. Allow cupcakes to cool then apply frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 ounces softened butter
8 ounces softened cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add vanilla extract and beat a little more.
  3. Slowly add sugar while beating and beat until desired consistency
  4. Optional:  Add ½ cup of real maple syrup (not the maple flavored corn syrup varieties) for an added fall twist!