Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

With these Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes, you don’t have to go to a coffee shop to enjoy your favorite festive flavor!

Makes 12 cupcakes

Things you'll need

  • ¼ cup hot milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Cupcake pan
  • Brown cupcake liners
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #2D tip
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Green straws

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and espresso powder until fully dissolved. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin puree until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  4. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Add an egg and then beat in vanilla extract.
  6. On low speed, alternate adding the flour and milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  7. Fill each cupcake liner two-thirds full with batter.
  8. Bake for about 16 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. To make the whipped cream: Pour heavy cream and sugar in a medium bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until firm peaks form.
  2. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a #2D tip.
  3. Once cupcakes have cooled completely, pipe a swirl of frosting onto each one.
  4. Sprinkle each cupcake with a bit of pumpkin pie spice and insert a straw.
  5. TaDa! Fall never tasted so delicious!
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