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Pumpkin Mudslide Cupcakes

pumpkin mudslide cupcakes

These pumpkin mudslide cupcakes are inspired by my must-try frozen pumpkin mudslide cocktails.  When my friend Adam tried these cupcakes, he said they were so amazing that they actually gave him goosebumps.  That’s the kind of review that I like to hear!   Although the more traditional pumpkin flavor is present in the cupcakes, they taste distinctly of Kahlua and Baileys Irish Cream. The cupcakes are finished with a drizzle of chocolate syrup over spiced pumpkin coffee buttercream frosting.

Try making these pumpkin mudslide cupcakes with my homemade Baileys Irish Cream and homemade Kahlua for an extra-special treat.

Bright Colors Orange Sanding Sugar 8 oz. Tub

I like to throw some orange and black sanding sugar on mine for added fun!

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Pumpkin Mudslide Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Pumpkin Mudslide Cupcakes

Ingredients

    Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup Kahlua
  • ¼ cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate syrup for drizzling
  • Orange and black sanding sugar (optional)

Instructions

    Cupcake Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, instant coffee granules, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat sugar, pumpkin puree, and eggs until smooth.
  4. Mix the vegetable oil, Kahlua, and Baileys Irish Cream into the wet ingredients until fully combined.
  5. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients a little bit at a time until just incorporated.
  6. Divide batter evenly among 12 cupcake liners.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.
  8. Frosting Directions
  9. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy – about three minutes on high speed using an electric mixer.
  10. Add powdered sugar a little bit at a time until fully combined.
  11. Mix in pumpkin puree, coffee granules, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla until fully combined.
  12. Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  13. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
  14. Optionally, dust with orange and black sanding sugar.
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12 Responses to Pumpkin Mudslide Cupcakes

  1. cupcake lover October 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Such a beautiful art for a cupcake. I love it. :”)

  2. Laura October 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    one word….. YUMMM!
    I don’t think I would even dare making those in fear that I would eat them all myself ;)

  3. Dona Move October 20, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    I like pumpkin recipes and it is in the right time – just before Halloween! Thank you so much!

  4. Dina October 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    Sounds delish!

  5. Kathleen C Baker October 23, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    These look delicious! And I love Bailey’s, so the thought of eating a muffin with a kick in it and it being Bailey’s….hmm Trying out a fruitcake cupcake recipe this coming weekend and will be adding some cherry liqueur. Hope it works out.

  6. Glenys 4 Baking Cups October 24, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    I’m going to have to call my SIL to see if she has got some pumpkin pie spice. I have no idea where to get that here in Australia. But the rest of the recipe sounds ohhh very yummy to me!

  7. nonnapuffo October 24, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    What a delicious cupcake!
    YUMMY!!!!

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  8. Stef October 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    Glenys – You can make your own pumpkin pie spice by mixing cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger.

  9. Anonymous October 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    I made these the other day and the brother and husband were in heaven . Made them again and took them to the Sat bingo and it was the talk of the night!! What can I say they were awsome!! I got praise over the mike! Thank-You!!

  10. Miss_Dee_Ruckus November 13, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    I made these the other night just to test the recipe for future events and OMG let me tell you they are amazing! I could eat the frosting by itself with a spoon ! .. Def keeping this recipe !

  11. Cat Sipes September 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    Can I leave the alcohol out? I want it to taste good but we are a dry house.

  12. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting September 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    I am so excited for these, it’s like I want to jump up from my desk and go make them right now! Just shared on my FB page!

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