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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes


Love pumpkin spice lattes? Then you will really love these cupcakes! These pumpkin spice latte cupcakes make for a great snack or a quick breakfast on the go.

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  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup 100% pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 3 ounces Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Candy Melts® Candy , roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Icing (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups (about 1 pound sifted confectioners' sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 7 ounces Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Candy Melts® Candy (melted and cooled slightly)
  • Whipped cream topping (optional)


Servings 12
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin pan with baking cups.

In small bowl, whisk together milk and espresso powder until dissolved.

In medium bowl, combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with pumpkin and espresso, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Gently fold in chopped Candy Melts candy.

Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with 1 or 2 crumbs. Cool completely before icing.


In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.

Slowly add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add melted candy and beat until well combined, scraping bottom and sides of bowl often.

Ice cooled cupcake with 1M swirl.

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