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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Rum and Maple

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Pumpkin cupcakes are good on their own, but this pumpkin cupcake with rum and maple kicks it up a notch. The cupcakes smell distinctly of rum, but when you bite into them, you can taste the pumpkin and just a tiny hint of the maple. They are moist and lighter than you might expect from a pumpkin dessert and they’re filled with Fall spices.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

The cupcakes are topped with my apple butter caramel icing – one of my favorite fall frostings! And, because (let’s keep it real) icing rarely looks as good as a huge swirl of buttercream, I topped these cupcakes with some fun fall sprinkles from Texan Sprinkles to give them some pizzazz.

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Rum and Maple

The pumpkin cupcakes flavored with rum and maple and topped with apple butter frosting are the perfect cupcake for fall!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword maple rum pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cupcake recipe, pumpkin cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 278kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Whisk together flour, spices, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, pumpkin, and eggs. Beat until smooth.
  • Mix in the oil, rum, and maple syrup.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes.


Top cooled cupcakes with apple butter caramel icing.


Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Rum and Maple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 200mg8%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 2425IU49%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Fall Into Winter Roundup

I am entering these cupcakes into Ivy’s Fall Into Winter Roundup.

I was so excited about the roundup . Not only did I have to ask if it was OK to get my entry in late, but then I completely forgot to enter. I had to go back and add to this to the post. Sorry, Ivy! You’re the best!

Cupcake Love Connection Update

I have been talking to Minko and her cupcake for Groom 2.5 will be done soon! I can’t wait for the recipe! She said she should have it next week. Read the original Cupcake Love Connection post if you don’t know what I am talking about.

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