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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting- Big Green House #pumpkin #cupcakes #creamcheesefrosting #biggreenhouseblog

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting- Soft pumpkin cupcakes topped with the creamiest cream cheese frosting.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting- Big Green House #pumpkin #cupcakes #creamcheesefrosting #biggreenhouseblog

Happy Pumpkin Season Friends! Let’s celebrate with cupcakes. 🧡

Ingredients Needed:

  • Flour + Baking soda + Baking powder
  • Ground cinnamon + Salt
  • Egg + Vanilla
  • Coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Shortening

Pumpkin: Be sure to use pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.

For the Cupcakes: Your butter for the batter will be melted. After melting, let it cool to about room temperature before adding it to the batter.

Cupcake Batter: After mixing the wet ingredients, you will fold in the dry ingredients gradually, not beat. This will give your cupcakes a soft and fluffy texture.

Frosting: Make sure your butter and cream cheese are at room temperature. Also, if needed, you can add a bit more powdered sugar to achieve the desired consistency you want. I would do this gradually , about 1/4 cup at a time.

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting- Big Green House #pumpkin #cupcakes #creamcheesefrosting #biggreenhouseblog

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting- Soft pumpkin cupcakes topped with the creamiest cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

FOR CUPCAKES:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, then, cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1 tsp vanilla

FOR FROSTING:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup, softened
  • 2 TBSP shortening
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin pan or line with liners.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla. Then, add in vanilla pumpkin and melted butter. Beat until fully combined.
  4. Gradually fold in (don't beat!) flour mixture and fold until well combined.
  5. Divide batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.


FOR FROSTING:

  1. Beat butter, shortening, vanilla and cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add in powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Frost on cooled cupcakes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 240mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 4g

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