Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cupcakes, Dessert/Sweets, Snack

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 24 min
  • Ready Time: 120 min
  • Yield: 24



  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • OR Pillsbury BEST™ Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup pure canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Sea salt or kosher salt

Preparation Directions

  • For Cupcakes: HEAT oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  • STIR together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat brown sugar, pumpkin, sugar and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on medium until smooth and creamy. Add eggs; beat 1 minute. Blend in milk. Beat in flour mixture just until blended. Divide evenly into baking cups.
  • BAKE 23 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • For Frosting: COMBINE brown sugar, cream and butter in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt with electric mixer until smooth. Let cool 1 hour. Frost cupcakes. Immediately sprinkle lightly with additional sea salt, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 cupcake of 24), Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 220mg, Total Carbohydrate 47g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 37g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 30%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.