Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes Recipe

by katerina on November 16, 2009

Who doesn’t love the seasonal pumpkin flavour that appears in the Fall?  Pumpkin flavour is generally associated with Pumpkin Pie Spice, a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.  The pumpkin itself complements those spices but has quite a mild flavour.  These flavours are the basis for the pumpkin cupcake recipe which I found on Meet Me in the Kitchen.

The last time I made cupcakes I got scolded for not including icing.  Muffcakes, I believe was the expression used. So this time I made a pumpkin spice buttercream to go with the cupcakes.  More pumpkin pie spice, how can you go wrong?

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

(12 cupcakes)
Adapted from Meet Me in The Kitchen

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1 batch pumpkin pie icing or whipping cream.
a pinch of nutmeg for garnish

Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. In a large bowl or stand mixer beat together eggs, pumpkin, oil, and sugar. Stir dry ingredients into wet being careful not to over mix.

Grease a muffin tin and line with muffin cups. (You can skip this step if you are using a silicon muffin tray.) Pour batter into tray 1/2 to 1/3 full. Bake for 12-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting. Frost with pumpkin pie buttercream or a dollop of whip cream. Sprinkle with nutmeg.


Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time:35 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 226



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Hungry Dog November 16, 2009 at 5:45 pm

These sound and look great–and I agree, cupcakes kind of require frosting of some sort! I could go for one of these right now.

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Scorpio Woman November 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm

wow great recipe. and the icing looks perfect :)

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Nina Timm November 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm

That icing looks like a puffy melted marshmallow, yummee!!!!

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Laura L.Ac. November 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm

These looks and sound so delicious. I can't wait to try them. I've passed the recipe along to my sister as well. She's a cupcake nut! Thanks for the post.

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The Claybornes November 24, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Sounds great! Cant wait to try it for our Thanksgiving dessert. Thanks for sharing :)

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Tracy January 3, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I tried this recipe after having a pumpkin pie cupcake in a bakery that was heavenly. I was hoping these would be similar. Unfortunately I found them not sweet enough to be a cupcake.

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katerina January 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Tracy – I am sorry to hear that! They were certainly sweet enough for me, but maybe our sweet tooths have different sensitivities.

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Kat May 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Just got done making a batch and they are so YUMMY !!! I will definitely save this recipe for Thanksgiving.
Thanks for the post!

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katerina March 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Kat – so glad you enjoyed and were successful with these cupcakes!

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