Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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I whipped up these babies last night, intending to frost with pumpkin spice frosting like I usually do.




I ran out of pumpkin spice frosting. I could have made more, but decided to use up the remaining peanut butter frosting I had left. I also made more chocolate fudge chip cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.



(three guesses on what I had for breakfast this morning.)




Never eaten pumpkin and peanut butter flavors together? PUH-LEEEEASE try! Today!




Unless of course, you dislike pumpkin (like my husband) or dislike peanut butter (how is that possible??).  Or you are allergic to peanut butter. Or pumpkin.



But really, it is such a delicious combo! If you dislike either, this may change your mind.

Probably not, but if so, let me know. I’d love to be responsible for creating the undying love between a human and peanut butter and pumpkin.




Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes



  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting 

  • 1 8-oz block of softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter



Preheat oven to 375.

Cream butter and both sugars until fluffy. Add eggs, beating one at a time.  Add vanilla and pumpkin, mixing thoroughly.

Mix flour, powder, soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Add half of dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture. Stream in milk while mixer is on low speed. Add the other half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Spoon into cupcake molds.

Bakes at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Makes about 24 cupcakes.

I made mini cupcakes and baked for 12 minutes. I got about 48 cupcakes.


Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. If icing seems to thick, add some milk 1 teaspoon at a time. Frost cupcakes or cake.


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