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5 from 1 vote

One Bowl Pine Nut Cupcakes with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

These pine nut cupcakes taste nutty and familiar, yet unexpected. They have an occasional crunch and a tart, sweet finish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: one bowl cupcake recipe, pine nut cupcakes, raspberry cream cheese frosting
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Stef


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour not self-rising
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cup pine nut butter see my instructions on how to make pine nut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • Pine nuts to taste


Cupcake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and butter until fully combined.
  • Mix in pine nut butter.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time.
  • Mix in milk.
  • Fold in pine nuts.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Frosting Directions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, butter, and salt until light and fluffy (about three minutes on high speed).
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  • Mix in raspberry jam.
  • Spread or pipe on cooled cupcakes.
  • Top with a few pine nuts.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 0.9mg