Is Thanksgiving really only two weeks away? November is flying! It’s officially time to get the Thanksgiving menu plan in the works. And today I’ve got the perfect non-pie dessert option for all the non-pie eaters celebrating Thanksgiving with you this year! (Scroll to the bottom of this post for even MORE Thanksgiving menu ideas!)
These pumpkin cupcakes are divine. If you like pumpkin, this cupcake was made for you. They’re so moist and pair amazingly with that maple cream cheese frosting. This is a perfect non-pie dessert option! Autumn in a cupcake for sure.
Thanksgiving is definitely the holiday of pies, but it’s so nice to have something not pie to eat after dinner. These cupcakes are a great option and they come together easily. You can even make them a day in advance and you’ll be set! You bet they’ll be on our dessert table this Thanksgiving!
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
- CAKE INGREDIENTS
- 1 c. vegetable oil substitute apple sauce for lighter version
- 4 eggs
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 15-16oz can pure pumpkin
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 24 cupcake liners
- FROSTING INGREDIENTS
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/4 c. butter softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp. maple extract
- 3 c. powdered sugar
- In a mixer combine oil, eggs, both sugars, and pumpkin.
- In a separate bowl whisk together baking soda, baking powder, salt, flour, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Slowly add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture till combined.
- Add cupcake liners to tins and fill 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350°. Cool completely before frosting.
- To make the frosting, combine cream cheese and butter with an electric hand mixer until smooth; add vanilla extract and maple extract.
- Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until combined. Frost cupcakes when cooled. (Frosts 16 cupcakes using a 1M star tip as pictured or all 24 cupcakes if spreading with a butter knife.)
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heather @french press says
thee look delicious, and perfect for the holiday
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Alli, these are gorgeous! And maple cream cheese frosting sounds like the perfect pairing with these cute pumpkin cupcakes 🙂
Allie | Baking a Moment says
These are so adorable! What a perfect way to end the Thanksgiving feast- especially for the little ones!
Samantha @ Five Heart Home says
Every holiday should be celebrated with cupcakes, Allie, and these are just perfect for Thanksgiving! I know my kids prefer cupcakes over pie anyway, so we usually have both on the holiday dessert table. I think I’ll be trying your recipe this year! Thanks so much for sharing it as part of our Thanksgiving Menu Blog Hop!