Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Nothing says "fall" quite like anything and everything pumpkin spice! These pumpkin spice cupcakes are no exception, and the cream cheese frosting on top makes them even better! Hopefully these cupcakes will keep you in the fall mood {it is November, after all!} while the malls and stores are already playing their Christmas music. 

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Yields 24+ {about 30}


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cornstarch 

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger

3/4 cup butter

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3 eggs

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin

1 cup almond milk


1 cup butter

3 cups cream cheese

1 tsp vanilla

4-6 cups confectioners' sugar


Sift and then whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. Set aside.

Beat together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. When all of the eggs have been added and combined, add the pumpkin and mix until thoroughly combined. 

While still beating, add half of the flour mixture, then half of the almond milk.

Repeat until everything is added. Stir until just combined

Bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes

For the frosting, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth without any lumps of butter. Beat in the vanilla.

Add the confectioners' sugar one cup at a time and beat until you achieve your desired texture/thickness with the sugar. If your frosting is not firming up because of the surrounding temperature {if your house is really warm}, put the frosting in the refrigerator before frosting your cupcakes.

Frost the cupcakes with a star tip, and top with sprinkled cinnamon.