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Pumpkin Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Pumpkin and caramel make such a wonderful combination and these Pumpkin Salted Caramel Cupcakes are amazing. Moist and delicious, you are going to love how easy these cupcakes are to make. These are going to become a go to cupcake recipe for fall. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Total Time41 mins
Course: cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salted caramel cupcakes
Servings: 22
Author: Jill


  • 1 squeeze bottle
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip


cupcake ingredients

  • 1 ¼ C flour
  • ¼ C cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp ground cloves
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ C canola oil
  • C light brown sugar packed
  • C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 C pumpkin puree
  • C whole milk

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 - 8 oz box cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp salted caramel sauce
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • ½ C salted caramel sauce


cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and the cloves
  • Using another large bowl, beat together the oil, brown sugar, and sugar until combined
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla until
  • Gradually beat in the pumpkin puree
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined
  • Scoop batter into the cupcake liners about ¾ way full
  • Bake in the oven for 21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool completely

Decorating Directions:

  • Using a standing mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter, 2 tbsp salted caramel, powdered sugar, and heavy whipping cream
  • Continue beating until creamy and stiff with peaks
  • Scoop frosting into piping bag
  • Frost cooled cupcakes
  • Pour the ½ C of caramel sauce into the squeeze bottle
  • Drizzle over the frosting
  • Enjoy