September 27

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream


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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream


I made these Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream for a Teacher’s Appreciation Lunch at my son’s school.  There were a few teachers around when I brought them in, and these little treats  were oohed  and awed over like crazy.  I am not sure they even made it until lunch time!  If you follow me on facebook, you may remember me not being able to find powdered sugar.  This is why I needed it!  Seriously!  It took 3 stores to find powdered sugar.  But it was well worth all the trips, because this frosting was amazing!!

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Spiced Buttercream

Adapted from Annie’s Eats


2 2/3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp salt
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canola

4 eggs


Buttercream Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese
5 tbsp. butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

2½ cups powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare cupcake pans, makes approximately 30 cupcakes.

To make the pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt together. Set aside.  In the bowl for an electric mixer, blend together the pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar and oil. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.  With the mixer on low, add the flour in slowly, until just combined.

Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3rd of the way full.  Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting

Using an electric mixer cream together cream cheese and butter, until smooth.  Mix in vanilla.  Gradu ally stir in the powdered sugar and cinnamon.  Beat on medium until smooth.  Frost cooled cupcakes.

Erin Sellin is the resident recipe contributor for Taking Time for Mommy – Online Magazine for Moms. You can also  find her on her own blog Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts and on facebook.


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  1. These look awesome, I have been craving everything pumpkin especially with all the awesome recipes I have seen online. I definitely have to give these a try!

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