♥ Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Kahlua Creme Frosting

It's fall y'all and so are these cupcakes! I love baking with booze, and seems like everyone else is loving it this season. These cupcakes are perfect for any party. For more information and pricing please check out my website www.carlymakescakes.com.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Kahlua Creme Frosting:


(makes 12 cupcakes)

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 large egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons applesauce
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

In a separate large bowl, whisk the egg, brown sugar and white sugar together, until smooth. Stir in the milk, vegetable oil, applesauce, pumpkin and walnuts, until just combined. Do not over mix.

Add dry mix in three separate batches until just combined. 

Fill a cupcake pan with the batter 4/5 full.

Bake in the oven for 16 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting. 


8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons Kahlua
2 cups confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, beat the the cream cheese, butter and Kahlua together using an electric mixer. 

Gradually add in the confectioners' sugar until smooth and creamy.

Frost the cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!