Sweet pumpkin. Salted caramel. Put the two together and you have heaven in a cupcake.
Doesn't this frosted cupcake look decadent? And the drizzle of salted caramel on top is just irresistible. I couldn't keep my teenager out of the frosting.
I crafted this recipe for all the #Foodiemamas out there. Today I'm joining in with other food bloggers who are rounding up their favorite pumpkin recipes. Be sure to check out all the wonderful recipes at the end of this post.
These Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes with a Salted Caramel Frosting are easy to make and promises to appease palates of all ages. A box of spice cake mix and a jar of salted caramel topping makes this dessert simple to make in no time. The pumpkin spice cupcakes alone are healthy and Weight Watchers approved. Add the salted caramel frosting, and there's something for everyone.
Are you skipping sweets or counting calories? Looking for a healthy after school snack for the kids? Then skip the frosting and dive into these pumpkin cupcakes guilt free.
Or, if you're like me, add the salted caramel cream cheese frosting to the cupcakes for an elegant dessert or sweet treat.
How would you like your cupcake?
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Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes with a Salted Caramel Frosting
Makes 18 cupcakes. Total time: 40 minutes. Printable Recipe
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 package of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup salted caramel topping
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add liners to your cupcake tins and spray each liner with a shot of cooking spray.
Mix together the cake mix, pumpkin and water and blend well. Pour the batter into your cupcake tins about 2/3 full and cook according to the box directions, approximately 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and salted caramel topping until fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar gradually until well blended.
Frost the cupcakes then drizzle with a spoonful of salted caramel topping. Refrigerate any leftover cupcakes.
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