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Servings: 12

Pumpkin And Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
These pumpkin and peanut butter cupcakes are extremely moist and if served without frosting, turn to the perfect fall muffins. Full of flavor, protein, moist crumbs and loaded with my favorite pumpkin pie spice.
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  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin pure
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • Cream Cheese And Whipped Cream Frosting
  • Cream cheese and Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 8 oz (225 gr) softened cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar — (preferably sifted)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⅕ cup heavy cream


Pumpkin And Peanut Butter Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Line a cupcake tin with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar until combined. Add peanut butter and oil and beat until incorporates. Add in pumpkin and mix unit combined, then add buttermilk.
  4. Add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Using an ice-cream scoop, transfer batter to cupcake cups, filling them 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely, before frosting.

Cream cheese and whipped cream frosting:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat heavy cream on high for 1-2 minutes (do not over beat). Refrigerate.
  2. In a second bowl beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until incorporated. Start on low and increase speed. Make sure you scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure all cream cheese is incorporated.
  3. Carefully fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
  4. Fill a piping bag (use your favorite tip) and pipe frosting onto cool cupcakes.
  5. Keep cupcakes refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

I recommend that you use store bought creamy peanut butter.
For best results use buttermilk.
For the cream cheese and whipped cream frosting, make sure that cream cheese is at room temperature and heavy cream is cold.
If it happens that you make the frosting in advance, keep refrigerated.
Keep cupcakes refrigerated.
Any Halloween style candy can be used to decorate the cupcakes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

Calories: 398, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 254mg, Potassium: 151mg, Carbohydrates: 47g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 1990%, Vitamin C: 0.6%, Calcium: 53%, Iron: 1.2%