Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

The perfect cupcakes for the season, a moist Vanilla Pumpkin cake topped with Cinnamon Buttercream frosting.

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If you’ve been reading my blog for any time, you know my love affair with anything pumpkin. So when I spied  JELL-O Instant Pumpkin Spice Pudding Mix I just KNEW I had to make something with it!! – not a pie, although they do have a yummy Triple Layer Pumpkin Spice Pie recipe on the Kraft website

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I had visions of cupcakes! A soft moist vanilla cupcake with just a hint of pumpkin! And why not top it off with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting!……and hey, sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on top!!

Oh YUM!!! these cupcakes turned out even better than I had dreamed!?
I’m making another batch for thanksgiving!! What a great treat for the young, and not so young!

Grab up a few boxes of the JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding mix if you see it at your local grocer, it’s only available for a limited time!

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

The perfect cupcakes for the season, a moist Vanilla Pumpkin cake topped with Cinnamon Buttercream frosting.

Ingredients:

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Directions:

To Make Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.  Prepare cupcake pans with cupcakes liners.
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, mix all cupcake ingredients, to one minute on low. Continue mixing batter for another minute on medium high. Note, batter will be very thick.
  3. Bake cupcakes 20 minutes (test with toothpick).  Allow cupcakes to cool on wire rack.
To Make Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
  1. In a mixing bowl, blend butter and shortening until smooth with electric mixer. Add a pinch of salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Continue mixing until well blended. Gradually add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Eventually you will have a very thick mixture. On the highest speed of your mixer, slowly pour in the heavy whipping cream.
  2. Continue beating on high speed until frosting is fluffy.
Frost cooled cupcakes with buttercream and garnish with cinnamon and sugar.
  1. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon and sugar!

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