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Pumpkin Cupcakes with a Salted Caramel Frosting

Fall in love with my Pumpkin Cupcakes with a salted caramel frosting - Sweet pumpkin. Salted caramel. Put the two together and you have heaven in a cupcake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Author Ali Randall


  • 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.