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Pumpkin Caramel Latte Cupcakes


It’s pumpkin everything in the fall and these Pumpkin Caramel Latte Cupcakes hit the spot. You get a little bit of pumpkin and a little bit of spice with some homemade frosting drizzled in caramel. Stop drooling and start making! I promise these taste as delicious as they look.

Pumpkin Caramel Latte Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1⅓ C flour
  • 2 tsp dark roasted instant coffee
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • ¾ C canned pumpkin
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, room temp

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 C light brown sugar
  • ½ C whole milk
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • Caramel topping
  • Caramel candies


Directions for Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Whisk the flour, instant coffee, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together.
  3. Now in another bowl, blend the pumpkin, sugar(both white and brown), and the vegetable oil until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Start adding in the flour mixture one half at a time and blending in after each addition.
  5. Spoon the batter into the lined baking cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven but allow the cupcakes to cool in the cupcake pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Directions for Frosting

  1. Add the butter to a medium size saucepan and melt on medium heat.
  2. Add brown sugar bringing it to a boil while stirring.
  3. Slowly pour in the milk continuing to stir until it comes to a boil and then set aside to cool.
  4. Transfer this mixture to a mixing bowl.
  5. Add spoonfuls of powdered sugar to the mixture a little at a time, mixing after each addition. If the frosting is too thin add a tablespoon or two of powdered sugar at a time until it thickens.
  6. Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a #13 size tip.
  7. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip. Starting at the outer edge of the cooled cupcake frosting in a circle reaching to the center of the cupcake.
  8. Drizzle caramel topping on the frosted cupcake and place a caramel in the center.


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