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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Moist, spicy and sweet Pumpkin Cupcakes topped with a delectable Maple Cream Cheese Frosting.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 314 kcal

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the Maple Frosting

  • 1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter , room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Pumpkin Candies (Optional)

Instructions

For the Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 12-cup cupcake pan with cooking spray and line with paper liners; set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, and vanilla.
  5. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture; stir until well combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared cups, filling each cup 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prepare the Frosting

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter on low speed until smooth.
  2. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla; mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. With the mixer on low, gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.

Assemble the Cupcakes

  1. When the cupcakes are cool, take a cupcake corer, set it in the center of the cupcake and gently twist into the cupcake, about half-way through and take it out.
  2. Attach a large plain tip to your pastry bag.
  3. Fill the pastry bag with prepared frosting.
  4. Insert the tip of the pastry bag inside the hole that you previously emptied and fill it.
  5. Continue to frost the top of the cupcakes and decorate with pumpkin candies.
  6. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Inspired by Ina Garten

WW SmartPoints: 17

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 188mg8%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 3335IU67%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.