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 large eggs
  • 2 large 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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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 246376
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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mkaskela User ID: 6061564 237631
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Wonderful, but double the frosting."

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janeharness User ID: 2928567 118607
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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meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 197726
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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jaspencer66 User ID: 6882441 186187
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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Lizandjuan User ID: 716309 136818
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"Amazing! I made a two-layer cake and doubled the frosting. I sprinkled the top of the cake with chopped pecans."

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mjbeagles User ID: 6547836 212763
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I also had to add some milk to the frosting. The baking time was also off by 10 minutes. I had to bake them about 30 minutes. Other than that, they are very moist and delicious."

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dfausnacht User ID: 1896828 118606
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Indeed, milk added to the icing is a must. But I was surprised at the excellent pairing of icing and cupcake, and at how moist they were!"

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lahowland User ID: 6966791 195978
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"Easy to make and tasted delicious! A hit at my office Thanksgiving lunch."

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MMCross313 User ID: 1300710 119369
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"I made these for school and got rave reviews from the teachers.  I did have some issues with the frosting too.  I never got it to be as creamy as I was expecting.  I added a little water which helped a little but the frosting was hard to get to stick to the cupcake.  It kept sticking to the knife and coming back up.  Still tasted good."

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