Sweet Tooth: Pumpkin Cupcakes

Sweet Tooth: Pumpkin Cupcakes We were recently browsing through our fabulous new Community Recipe Galleryand stumbled upon the perfect seasonal treat: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting submitted by LaurenConrad.com member, Kelby Peachey. (Just reading the name of this culinary confection makes our mouths water.) In honor of the fall season and the upcoming holiday, we thought there was no better time than now to spotlight this perfectly pumpkin-inspired recipe with all of you. Without further ado, here is Kelby’s recipe…

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting









  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup real sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree (1 can)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and all spice. Now mix all these dry ingredients TOGETHER. I used a fork and ‘whisked’ it around so it was even throughout.
  2. Now, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter (I melted the butter in the microwave to make it easier to mix), and eggs. Beat on a medium speed until well combined.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Although this step is usually first, I find this A) a waste of money because your damn oven is just sitting there heating away FOR NOTHING!! and, AND, I’m not that quick!! B) you can let your oven preheat while doing the liner thing (explained in a bit), but also while your CLEANING UP!!
  5. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Divide your batter evenly among liners, filling each about halfway 2/3rds full. Bake until tops spring back when touched and cake tester (toothpick!)
  6. To find out how to make the Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting, please visit this website: Peachy Pains

Are you going to give this delicious treat a try? What’s your favorite thing to bake during the fall? Upload and share your recipes for a chance to be featured here on the site! Also, we just announced our newest Chic of the Week! Find out if it’s you! XO Team LC

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  • Melissa Panici

    Yum!! These look so good. Yes, I will be trying these along with a few other recipes. Can’t wait to share them with you!

  • Megan R.

    This looks amazing and I love all things pumpkin flavored! I also have some other great pumpkin ideas that you can check out on my blog The Preppy Planner.


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  • Giselle Escamilla

    Im giving those cupcakes a try!! haha I love pumpkin latte, so why not try a pumpkin cupcakes!!

  • Deanne Castro

    Going to try this!!!
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  • Jessica Riveness

    Just found another great recepie for Pumkin Cupcakes. One box of any brand Moist Yellow Cake mix, and a can of pumkin pie filling. Bake at 350 for 22 mins. So good and no oil or eggs. I topped with Cinnimon Butter Cream Frosting. 1/2 sticks of butter, 1 brick of cream cheese, 1 tsp of vanilla, 1 tbsp of Cinnimon, 4 cups of powdered sugar. Blend butter and cream cheese first then add the rest. Best cupcake I’ve ever made!! Enjoy!

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  • Carol S

    Will be doing them tomorrow!!


  • Shoegal Out In The World

    Great recipe… I will definitely try it…

    xo, Violeta


  • Kylie Miller

    Mmm.. I love pumpkin! Thanks for the recipe.
    Check out my blog: http://thechicstreetblog.blogspot.com/

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  • Arelis Nelms

    Just finished 2 batches. My niece and nephew and I made them today. We had a blast and it was worth the messy kitchen. DELISH!!! Now it’s time to make some hot apple cider with a splash of amaretto and we are good to go. See picture below of finished cupcakes.


  • Erin Mader Smith

    Do they really take 90 minutes to bake? That seems long. Can someone verify that for me?! Thanks!

  • Denisa W.

    these look delicious, I have to try it!

    Check out this blog, I made this Pumpkin-Chocolate Mousse cake and it was heavenly!! By far my favorite pumpkin dessert.


  • Christa Hampton

    Lauren, today is your guest blogger Anna’s birthday. Just thought I’d give you a heads up.

  • Nicole Nelson

    I just made these cupcakes and they taste delicious! However they did not take 90 minutes to bake. They took about 25 minutes and I started to check on them when they had been in there for 20 minutes.

  • Linh Ly

    this is perfect! i can make these for my friend’s pre-Thanksgiving dinner! thanks!


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  • Kelby Peachey

    OMG!! I was away, traveling for work this past week. I checked my email this morning and THIS WAS IN IT?? You picked my recipe??? THAT’S AWESOME. :) Thank you Lauren. :) Thank you so much!!

    BTW – About time time, the cupcakes take about 20-25 minutes per batch of cupcakes. Since this recipe made 36 cupcakes, or 3 dozen, that’s a total of 90 minutes. Sorry that wasn’t clearer. :)


  • Lindsey Gerstlauer

    These look amazing!!

  • Heavenlee

    Be sure to check out my recipe of Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies, on the blog now :)



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