Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums
Halloween,  Thanksgiving

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Fall isn’t officially here yet, the days are still warm and sunny but the evenings are cooling down earlier and earlier. The change from ice cream season to turkey season has us saying goodbye to warm-weather treats and hello to delicious fall flavours. Like pumpkin cupcakes!

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Pumpkin Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Ever wonder what gives pumpkin flavour that spicy taste? Surprisingly, it’s really just a simple blend of a few grocery spices:

  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • cloves
  • nutmeg
  • allspice

Let’s Bake – Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes with white icing on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

What you’ll need:

  • Cupcake ingredients
  • Cupcake liners
  • Muffin tin
  • Icing
  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixer
Dry baking ingredients in a white bowl on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Whisk together dry ingredients. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and then spices in a medium bowl and then set aside.

Wet batter ingredients in a metal bowl on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Batter in a metal bowl with a red spatula on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Mix together melted butter, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin puree and vanilla until combined.

Wet and dry ingredients in a metal bowl a on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Batter in a metal bowl with a red spatula on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Try to avoid overmixing the batter as this can lead to denser cupcakes.

Cupcakes in a muffin tin on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Scoop batter into liners. Fill to 3/4 of the way full and then bake for 18-21 minutes. We like to check them at 18 minutes with a toothpick to see if they’re done. If there’s still a little batter on the toothpick, let them go another 1 to 2 minutes and then check again.

Pumpkin Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Pumpkin Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Pumpkin Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Pumpkin Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Pumpkin Cupcakes with white icing on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

For frosting we used a ready made cram cheese icing and then piped it on with a 1A tip.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with white icing on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Pumpkin Cupcakes with white icing on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Pumpkin Cupcakes with white icing on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you had fun fall baking with us today! If you’re ready for more pumpkin spice recipes, check out our Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds – a double hit of pumpkin flavour.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Champagne and Sugarplums
Delicious and fluffy sweet and spicy pumpkin cupcake recipe! Top with buttercream frosting or decorate with a fun Halloween theme!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
0 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dozen
Calories 187 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 cup Butter melted
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a muffin tin with liners
  • Whisk together dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a medium bowl and then set aside.
  • Mix together melted butter, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin puree and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined.
  • Scoop batter into liners, filling to 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake for 18-21 minutes.

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Keyword cupcake, easy, pumpkin, sweet, sweet and spicy
Happy Thanksgiving from Champagne and Sugarplums