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With the flavor of fall, pumpkin cupcakes are favorites for Halloween and all autumn long! Enjoy pure pumpkin flavor or add pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves for an extra-flavorful dessert. The added fiber and nutrients of pumpkin are a delicious bonus!

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By longhornfans

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (32 Votes)
Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes 1 Picture
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Servings 24
Preparation time 40
Cooking time 100

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • FILLING AND GARNISH:
  • 1 (13.4-ounce) can dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
  • Hot fudge sauce, optional
  • Cashews, optional

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Spiced pumpkin cupcakes filled with dulce de leche and crowned with cream cheese frosting

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  • CANDIED PECAN GRAHAM CRACKER TOPPING & SPICED BUTTERCREAM:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup candied pecans, chopped (purchased or recipe below)
  • PUMPKIN PIE CUPCAKE BATTER:
  • 1 box white cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • CINNAMON SPICED BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk or cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • CANDIED PECANS:
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups pecan halves
4.5/5 (26 Votes)

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Cupcakes strongly inspired by pumpkin pie, there's nothing better! Top them with whipped cream and pumpkin spice

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter, diced, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • PUMPKIN PIE FROSTING:
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
4.5/5 (41 Votes)

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  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 package (2-layer size) spice cake mix
  • 1 cup Breakstone's or Knudsen sour cream
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping sauce
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping sauce
  • Salt, to taste
4.6/5 (18 Votes)

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  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
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  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4.5/5 (58 Votes)

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These pumpkin spice toffee cupcakes taste even better the second day…if they last that long!

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package spice cake mix
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Cheese frosting
  • Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee bits
4.5/5 (37 Votes)

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  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 large eggs or 4 egg whites
  • 1-1/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups granny smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cold and diced
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  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 2 large eggs, plus 5 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 inches simmering water
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-size pieces and chilled
5/5 (1 Votes)

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  • 1 (2 layer sized) package spice cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used grapeseed oil)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup Digestive biscuit crumbs (or graham cracker crumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • 100 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 100 ml cream
  • MARSHMALLOW FROSTING:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.5/5 (34 Votes)

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  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
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  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups whipping cream
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4.7/5 (17 Votes)

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  • ACORN DECORATIONS:
  • 1 box mini sized Nilla Wafers
  • 1 bag chocolate kisses
  • 1 bag semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 container buttercream frosting
  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 package pumpkin pie instant pudding
  • BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 container French Vanilla coffee creamer
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  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of pumpkin
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