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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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I am so excited to share today’s post. I have been working on so many fun recipes for Fall, and these were delicious AND fun to make! This recipe is for my Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting! So many yummy Fall flavors in one little cupcake, plus I’ve topped them with cute little mallowcreme pumpkins!

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

These cupcakes are moist, and the icing isn’t too sweet, it’s perfect!

Here’s how to make them-
Ingredients:
One box of your favorite yellow cake mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 can pumpkin puree

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine ingredients from the back of the yellow cake mix box, minus any water. Add pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and pumpkin puree (instead of water).

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting


Mix well with your mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Place cupcake liners into a muffin tin. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Bake 15-17 minutes.

Be sure to let your cupcakes cool before you frost them! These cupcakes were so simple, throwing everything into the bowl and mixing them up, the yellow cake mix really makes this recipe fool proof.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Next, you’ll want to whip up this Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Here’s what you’ll need-

Ingredients:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
4 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

To make it, beat the butter with your mixer, until smooth. Add cream cheese, beat until combined. Add powdered sugar, syrup, and vanilla, beat until smooth. Be careful not to over mix.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Finally, top with a mallowcreme pumpkin candy.

These pumpkin cupcakes are seriously amazing, I have never had cupcakes this soft. I know that the pumpkin puree really made these work. I think they are definitely going to be on my list to bring for Thanksgiving dinner! I bet they would also be fun for a Halloween party, too, or maybe for a fun snack after the Pumpkin Patch!

Check below for printable versions of these recipes! If you make them you have to let me know how they turn out for you!

Yield: 12-18 cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious pumpkin cupcakes topped with a maple cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • One box of your favorite yellow cake mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

    1. Combine ingredients from the back of the yellow cake mix box, minus any water.
    2. Add pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and pumpkin puree (instead of water).
    3. Mix well with your mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes.
    4. Place cupcake liners into a muffin tin. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
    5. Bake 15-17 minutes.
    6. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with your mixer, until smooth.
    7. Add cream cheese, beat until combined.
    8. Add powdered sugar, syrup, and vanilla, beat until smooth. Be careful not to over mix.
    9. Allow cupcakes to cool completely, then frost.
    10. Top with a mallowcreme pumpkin.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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  1. Those little pumpkin candies on top were one of my favorite treats from childhood. These cupcakes look amazing and are pretty easy to make. A great way to get in the mood for Halloween!

  2. These pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting must be a favorite at any fall party! I’m sure they are a ids favorite, as well!

  3. They look awesome! I am currently on holidays but I will try making them when I am home. I LOVE cupcakes and pumpkin is the best ingredient around Halloween!

  4. Not only do these cupcakes look super cute, but they also look insanely delicious. I’m totally on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. I can’t get enough of the warm, rich flavor.

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