Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes Recipe
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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes Recipe

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My family always asks for these cupcakes once fall starts. We just love the flavors of cinnamon and cloves—the shining stars in this dessert. —Melissa Story, Trego, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups mashed cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • CINNAMON-CLOVE BUTTERCREAM:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake: 229 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the pumpkin, sugars, applesauce, oil, eggs and egg whites until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cloves; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture until blended.
  2. Fill foil-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, beat butter and shortening until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon and cloves; beat until smooth. Spread over cupcakes; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes in Healthy Cooking October/November 2012, p18

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"These cupcakes are really good. The recipe makes 24 cupcakes but I made only 12. They turned out pretty big and I baked them for 10 minutes longer. For the buttercream icing I had to add some milk, which is not in the recipe, to get it the right consistency. I topped mine with mini chocolate chips instead of walnuts."

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Wonderful, but double the frosting."

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"These are fantastic! The only thing I would do is double the frosting recipe..I like more than a thin layer of frosting! Can't wait to share them."

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"These cupcakes were delicious! They were so moist and flavorful. I have a pumpkin obsession around this time of year and would definitely make these again. The only issue that I had was that the cupcake stuck to the liner when trying to eat them-minor issue."

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"Very delicious! I had minor problems with the frosting, too. I added a bit more milk and super whipped it. Everyone loved them, and I will have to try the layer cake that another reviewer made."

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