Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Best Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Heavenly Pumpkin Cupcakes are wonderful treat to have around the home during the fall season. They are light and moist. These Spice filled wonders of joy are topped with a fluffy cinnamon cream cheese frosting with a candy corn pumpkin garnish, making these to be the best pumpkin cupcakes you have ever tasted!

Follow This Best Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe Below


1/4 Cup Butter, Softened

3/4 Cup Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed Firmly

2 Large Eggs

3/4 Cup Fat Free Milk

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1 (15 Ounce) Can Pumpkin Puree

2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour

1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

3/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8 oz. Package Cream Cheese 

1/4 Cup Butter, Softened

4 Cups Confectioners Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon


Heat Oven to 350 degrees

In a large KitchenAid Mixer Bowl combine butter, applesauce, sugars, and eggs and beat over medium speed until combined smooth and silky. Begin adding in the pumpkin and start beating until completely mixed together. In a measuring cup start combing milk, lemon juice, set aside for now. now in a medium mixing bowl mix remaining dry ingredients. Start mixing slowly on medium speed adding the dry ingredients to the pumpkin batter and switching with the milk mixture stirring good after each addition. Now you are ready to line your cupcake pan with paper liners. You can as an option spray paper liners lightly with a non-stick cooking spray. Add the cupcake batter to the liners 3/4 of the way full. Bake the Pumpkin Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting Cupcakes for 24 minutes or until a toothpick place into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 min in the pan then remove and place on a cooling rack.

How To Make Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Once cupcakes are completely cooled combine all frosting ingredients (cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon into a medium mixing bowl and stir on medium speed until ingredients begin to come together. Begin to slowly increase the mixer speed and continue beating until icing is formed to a smooth consistency for your cupcake frosting. Almost forgot the Brach's Pumpkin Mellowcremes Candy!!