- 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup canned pumpkin
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- Pinch of ground cloves
- 2 medium eggs
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 cup cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 2-3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon (add more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix the dry ingredients together.
Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, and set aside.
Step Two: Whisk pumpkin puree, sugars and vegetable oil until combined.
Step Three: Add the eggs one at a time and mix until no lumps remain.
Step Four: Slowly add your flour and spices mix.
Step Five: Pour the delicious batter into mini cupcake/muffin cases!
Step Six: Pop into the oven for 15-20 minutes (or until they turn a light golden brown color)!
Pro tip: If you aren't sure your cakes are cooked, poke the centre of one with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out dry your cakes are ready!
Step Seven: For the frosting, mix cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until you have a nice, creamy consistency.
Add more powder to get your desired consistency!
Step Eight: Add cinnamon and vanilla extract and whisk some more!
Step Nine: Using a piping bag, carefully add the frosting to your mini treats!
Step Ten: Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
Pro tip: These sweet bites go great with coffee!
Voila! You've made your very own tasty Thanksgiving Spiced Pumpkin Cupcake Bites!
What's your favorite Thanksgiving treat? Let us know in the comments!