These Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream are the perfect way to welcome Fall! They're full of pumpkin spice flavor and topped with the creamiest pumpkin-flavored buttercream!
Can you feel it? Fall is in the air! Before baking these cupcakes, I hadn't really gotten into the mood yet. But I have to admit, these cupcakes have jumpstarted my mood and I'm all-in ready for Fall now.
This dessert is made extra special by adding a splash of International Delight® Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer. That's really all it takes to feel like Fall and the holiday season has arrived - just a splash of seasonal flavor!
I'm calling these dessert, but I could seriously eat one for breakfast and be set for the day! Shhhh - just don't tell my kids! They're just a perfect mix of moist spicy cupcakes with super creamy buttercream frosting!
I found the International Delight® Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer in my local Walmart in the dairy case.
You can enjoy them in your daily cup of coffee or in a fall-inspired recipe like I'm sharing today!
Let's get to it!
Here's what you'll need:
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream
For the cupcakes:
- 1 (16.25 oz) plain spice cake mix
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup International Delight® Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer
- 1 teaspooon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspooon ground ginger
- 3 large eggs
For the frosting:
- 2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
- ¼ cup canned pumpkin
- ¼ cup International Delight® Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 325°F and line your cupcake pan(s) with baking cups.
Begin by mixing all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix with a hand-mixer or whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again for about 1 minute.
Scoop the cake into the cupcake liners (approximately 2 tablespooons each). Bake for 18-19 minutes. Cool completely.
While baking, add the butter, pumpkin, creamer, spices and vanilla to a large mixing bowl. Cream together until completely smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined. Continue mixing untill you have a smooth, creamy consistency.
Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes and enjoy! These are especially delicious with a cup of coffee or a glass of ice cold milk. Bonus points if you have the coffee with International Delight® Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer!!
You can learn more about International Delight® creamers when you visit their site here or check them out on social media:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDelight
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/indelight
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indelight
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