If you want to make a dessert for Halloween or Thanksgiving that truly feels like fall, these pumpkin spice cupcakes with buttercream frosting are perfect.
Who said cupcakes had to be for kids? Cupcakes have steadily grown in popularity and more and more people are experimenting with flavor combinations. If you’re looking for something that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults, these pumpkin spice cupcakes are a great option.
These pumpkin spiced cupcakes would be perfect for serving as dessert after a bowl of our slow cooker pumpkin chili — yum!
These pumpkin cupcakes are frosted to appear as if they have pumpkins on top. But, you could certainly frost them differently to make them appear more elegant. However, if you’re making cupcakes that will be enjoyed by everyone in the family, this frosting technique is both easy and delicious.
The pumpkin puree in this recipe will give you cupcakes that are incredible moist. Everyone will wonder how you were able to make a cupcake so moist.
If your family loves the tang of cream cheese, you can also substitute the buttercream frosting in this recipe for cream cheese frosting. The combination of cream cheese and pumpkin is simply amazing.
And, if you’re worried about the spices in these cupcakes, don’t be. You can cut back on or add more spices to create a spice level that you enjoy.
These pumpkin spice cupcakes can also be made in advance and frozen. You can then thaw them overnight and top with your desired frosting. This is a perfect suggestion if you’re making these for Thanksgiving. It’s one less thing you have to worry about when getting your big meal together.
If you want to make a dessert that truly feels like fall, these pumpkin spice cupcakes are perfect. The spices, pumpkin flavor, and creamy frosting will make them an instant hit.