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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.

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

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Pumpkin Mudslide Cupcakes

Mudslide ingredients plus pumpkin baked into an irresistible cupcake treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mudslide cupcakes, pumpkin frosting, pumpkin mudslide
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 344kcal


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


Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, instant coffee granules, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat sugar, pumpkin puree, and eggs until smooth.
  • Mix the vegetable oil, Kahlua, and Baileys Irish Cream into the wet ingredients until fully combined.
  • Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients a little bit at a time until just incorporated.
  • Divide batter evenly among 12 cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.

Frosting Directions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy – about three minutes on high speed using an electric mixer.
  • Add powdered sugar a little bit at a time until fully combined.
  • Mix in pumpkin puree, coffee granules, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla until fully combined.
  • Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  • Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
  • Optionally, dust with orange and black sanding sugar.


Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Mudslide Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 105mg4%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 4485IU90%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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12 comments on “Pumpkin Mudslide Cupcakes”

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

  2. Laurasays:

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. What a delicious cupcake!

    kisses from your follower! ♡
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  7. Stefsays:

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

  8. Anonymoussays:

    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!!

  9. 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 !

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

  11. 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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