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smoked pumpkin cupcakes

these pumpkin cupcakes are made with a smoked brown sugar that brings the flavor to a whole new level
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Alyx Kjorven

Ingredients

cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp smoked brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick + 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk

buttercream

  • 3 sticks salted butter
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-3 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

cupcakes

  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. place cupcake liners into the pan. in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, smoked brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. scrape down the sides of the bowl. add the pumpkin, eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated. add in the baking soda, nutmeg, salt and flour and mix on low, gradually adding in the milk at the same time until the batter is smooth and all the ingredients are fully mixed together. divide the batter among the cupcake pans and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. let cool 10 minutes, remove from the pans to continue cooling.

buttercream

  • put all of the ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. start slow and then gradually increase the speed. whip on high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal