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Maple Pecan Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
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Maple-Pecan Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Author Crystal


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • For the Spice Maple Buttercream
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 5-6 cups confectioners sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl whisk together pumpkin puree, buttermilk, oil, and eggs. Slowly add in spice cake mix. Whisk together until well combined.
  • Use a cookie or ice cream scoop to evenly distribute batter into cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to wire cooling racks.
  • Once cooled frost with Spice Maple Buttercream.
  • *For the frosting:
  • In a stand mixer or large bowl beat cream cheese and softened butter until creamy. Gradually add maple syrup.
  • Add pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  • Slowly add confectioners sugar one cup at a time. Beat until smooth.
  • Pipe cupcakes and top with chopped pecans.