Pumpkin Cupcakes
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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin cupcakes made with pumpkin frosting.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, pumpkin, pumpkin cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 262

Ingredients

Pumpkin Cupcake Ingredients

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

Pumpkin Frosting Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin pure pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk

Instructions

Pumpkin Cupcake Instructions

  • 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.
  • Pumpkin Frosting Instructions

Pumpkin Frosting Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs.
  • Stir in sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Mix in pumpkin.
  • Mix in evaporated milk.
  • Pour into 9" pie plate (no crust needed).
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 F and bake for another 40-50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out dry.
  • Remove from oven and leave on counter for two hours before use.
  • Put the crustless pie in a large mixing bowl and beat it for about thirty seconds to evenly distribute any moisture.
  • Load pumpkin pie "frosting" into a piping bag and spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

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Notes

If you prefer, you can use vanilla cupcakes with this pumpkin frosting as shown in the photo.
You can replace all of the spices with 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice to save on buying lots of spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 5235IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1.5mg