Sep 2, 2012

Cinnamon Cupcakes With Pumpkin Pie Frosting

Have I mentioned how much I love Fall? I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it one or two...or a thousand times. So, it should be no shock to you that I found a way to put my love for Fall into a cupcake form! These are really easy to make and taste like a slice of Thanksgiving in your mouth!

Cupcakes
1 box french vanilla cake mix
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Frosting
1 16oz container buttercream frosting
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine cake mix, water, oil, eggs and cinnamon. Fill each lined cupcake tin 2/3 full and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. While the cupcakes are baking combine buttercream, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch using a hand mixer on medium speed until well combined. If frosting is too thin, add more cornstarch. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.







58 comments :

  1. These look delicious! I am pinning this for sure!

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  2. Holy wow! These look amazing! :) Stopping over from the Mix It Up Monday party and now following (and pinning this recipe!) ;)

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  3. Oh man, that frosting. I want! Your photos are stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much, that means a lot to me!

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  4. Those have fall written all over them! Pinning for when the weather gets a little cooler!

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  5. These look so delish! So wish I had one right now! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy Labor Day! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_03_archive.html

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  6. These look yummy! Reminds me of the pumpkin latte that is all the rage at Starbucks.

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  7. Those look yummy. Your pictures are wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Rose! I've been working on my photography skills, thanks for noticing! :D

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  8. Oh my, I can't wait to try this. I love cinnamon and pumpkin. Yum!

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  9. This is such a perfect dessert for the Fall. Please share it on foodie friday today and I will pin it too.

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  10. I just found your blog...these cupcakes look amazing!I'm off to check out the rest of your stuff : )

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  11. Hi! I found your post at "I should be mopping the floor" and would love for you to share it at my link party at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/09/sweet-confessions-sunday-link-party-6.html. See you at the party!

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  12. Stop by the blog later today. You are being featured!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can't wait to try it!

    Thanks,
    Kim

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  13. I will have these next time you come to visit please with the coffee Justin makes me....yay!!!

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  14. LOVE it soooo much that I featured it on my blog today :)

    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/09/thanksgiving-inspiration.html

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  15. These cupcakes were incredible. And perfect for autumn.
    Unfortunately, I wasn't overly fond of the icing. I ended up making a batch of cream cheese icing, and mixing it with the pumpkin pie icing. It was amazing.

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  16. Do you mean pumpkin pie puree? Or what do you mean by "pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)"?

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    1. There are cans of pumpkin pie mix which contain all of the spices and then there is pure pumkpin puree which is just plain pumpkin. This recipe uses the plain pumpkin puree :)

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  17. Do you have to use cornstarch in the icing? I never have any at home, and I don't use it for anything else.

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    1. Yes, it is needed to thicken the icing.

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  18. My family and I are making them today, is a rainy day in Texas

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  19. These look delicious! I'm going to make them for our football tailgate on Saturday. I've been trying to find new things to make instead of the same ol' same ol' and these fit the bill perfectly! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  20. My frosting was way to thin.. and I even tried to add more cornstarch.. :( Now I'm sad.

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    1. It is a very thin frosting, cornstarch should do the trick, but if not you can add a little more buttercream.

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  21. Hi there, I was wondering when you mentioned the pumpkin are you saying that we take a whole pumpkin and we boil the pumpkin and we puree it on our own? B/c the only pumpkin I know is the pumpkin puree that I make the pumpkin pies from. Please let me know.

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    1. Oh no! There is a small canned pumpkin puree you can buy at the grocery store :)

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  22. I have a question, when you write, 1/2 cup pumpkin, is that something I can buy in a can or I have to buy a pumpkin and use that? I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but this is one of my first baking experiences and these seemed easy enough and delicious enough to try

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    1. There are no dumb questions :)

      You can buy a can of pumpkin puree at pretty much any grocery store. It is in the baking section. Be sure to buy pure pumpkin puree and not the can labeled pumpkin pie mix.

      Happy baking!

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  23. So I made these... Can I use cream cheese frosting next time... I think my tongue would enjoy that. Or does it have to be the buttercream??? Consistency issues???

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    1. You can use whatever you like! :) Im sure cream cheese frosting with a little pumpkin puree mixed in would be amazing as well!

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  24. Are these made in a full sized cupcake pan or are they minis?

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    1. They are full sized :) More goodness to go around lol

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    2. Made these tonight ... AMAZING!!

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  25. Making these for a party tomorrow night. Thanks!

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  26. These look delicious!! I'm ready to try them!! Thanks for sharing!! Cute blog!! Glad to be following you! Hugs & Smiles

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  27. These look amazing. I'm making them for Thanksgiving :) Thanks for sharing

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    1. Not a huge fan of pumpkin, but was pretty good. I only used 1/4 c pumpkin though. The pumpkin taste was still a little strong for me, but for a pumpkin lover would be perfect! I also sprinkled a little brown sugar on it, yummy! Love the cinnamon cupcake! :)

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  28. I really love the concept, but will have to search around for a different cupcake recipe as I plan on making it from scratch. I saw this on pinterest and went with the idea before actually reading the recipe and bought all the things I would need to make everything from scratch, including the sugar pumpkin!

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  29. These are delicious! I made them for thanksgiving desert, one word yum! Will definetely make again!

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    1. So glad you like them, Emily! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  30. About how many cupcakes does this yield?

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  32. What an awesome recipe! I followed the recipe to a t, except for the frosting. I made it according to the recipe, except I used cream cheese icing because they were out of butter cream at the store. The icing wad pretty thin, so I added about 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and it was phenomenal!! Thanks again!!

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  34. can you put cinnamon on top instead of nutmeg

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