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pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

light cakey pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction

baked in November 2018

yield: 24 cupcakes
prep time: 30 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
difficulty level: easy






For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the oil, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin, and vanilla extract together until combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and use a mixer or whisk until completely combined. Batter will be thick.
  5. Pour/spoon the batter into the liners - fill only 2/3 full to avoid spilling over the sides.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter together on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then switch to high speed and beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Frost cooled cupcakes however you'd like. Place one pumpkin candy on each cupcake.