Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Spice makes everything nice is so true when it comes to these ridiculously flavorful cupcakes. Nothing better than a homemade baked treat filling your senses with the warm flavors of fall, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Wet ingredients for pumpkin spice cupcakes
- 4 ounces unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
Dry Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup cup buttermilk
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
- 6 ounces Neufchatel cheese Note 1
- 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup pure Maple syrup
- 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place cupcake liners in a 12 muffin tin.
In the bowl of stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream together unsalted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until well mixed, about 5 minutes. As needed, scrape down the bowl.
Add in one egg and vanilla, mix well for at least 2 minutes.
Add in the second egg and mix well another 2-3 minutes.
Blend in the pumpkin puree. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, sift cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg.
To the pumpkin puree mixture, alternate and add 1/2 sifted flour mix and 1/2 of buttermilk.
Blend the mixture. Repeat with remaining flour mix and buttermilk. Gently blend.
Pour into cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake for 15 -20 minutes.
Let cupcakes cool
How to Make Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Blend cream cheese into a bowl of stand mixer or a large bowl to use a hand mixer to blend well.
Add in the maple syrup, blend for a minute.
On low speed, blend in confectioners sugar to completely mix the frosting.
Assemble the Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Frosting
Note 1: The recipe calls for neufchatel cheese, however, full fat cream cheese or low-fat cream cheese can be used to make the frosting. Cook time for the cupcakes can range from 15- 20 minutes depending on your oven. Begin to check the cupcakes at 15 minutes baking time. A toothpick should come out clean from the center of the cupcake.
- Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes
Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2431IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg