Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Recipe by soursugar
READY IN: 35mins




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  • In a small bowl, mix together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil and eggs until smooth. Add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and vanilla. Beat well.
  • Slowly add flour mixture, beating until smooth.
  • Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan. Bake in preheated oven for 22-27 minutes or until tops of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched.
  • Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes.
  • Removes cupcakes from pan and let cool completely on rack.
  • To make frosting: In a bowl, using and electric mixer on low speed, beat together cream cheese, butter and salt until creamy.
  • Add sugar a little at a time, beating until combined.
  • Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy.
  • If you would like stiffer or sweeter frosting you can add more sugar at this stage 1/4 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • If you would like spicy frosting add the 1 teaspoon of pie spice to the mixture and beat just until evenly distributed. Optionally you can use it to dust the tops of the frosted cupcakes.
  • Pipe or spoon frosting onto completely cooled cupcakes.