Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes combine sweet and salty! These moist pumpkin cupcakes topped with salted caramel cream cheese frosting are p.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcakes are moist pumpkin cupcakes topped with a salted caramel cream cheese frosting. These deliciously decadent cupcakes are perfect for fall baking. They smell and taste as good as they look. Here’s how to make them!

Equipment Needed


Pumpkin Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup whole milk

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 – 8 oz box, cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp salted caramel sauce
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup salted caramel sauce
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Cupcakes Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

Place the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and the cloves into a large bowl and whisk together.

Place the oil, brown sugar, and sugar into a second large mixing bowl and beat together until combined.

Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.

Gradually beat in the pumpkin puree.

Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined.

Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about ¾ way full.

Bake in the oven for 21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely.

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions

Place the cream cheese, butter, 2 tbsp salted caramel, powdered sugar, and heavy whipping cream into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and beat together.

Continue beating until creamy and stiff with peaks.

Scoop the frosting into a piping bag.

Frost the cooled cupcakes.

Pour the ½ cup of caramel sauce into the squeeze bottle.

Drizzle the caramel sauce over the frosting.

Serve and enjoy!

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Samantha Donnelly October 12, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Not tried these flavours together before, they do look and sound amazing, will have to try these out when I am next baking

Jen @ October 12, 2020 - 3:05 pm

These look absolutely delicious and you can’t go wrong with pumpkin flavours at this time of year!

Natasha Mairs October 12, 2020 - 3:46 pm

These look so nice. That sauce on them looks delicious! I could really eat some of these right now

Claire October 12, 2020 - 4:34 pm

Is it OK that I am literally dribbling thinking about eating one of these?!? They sound absolutely gorgeous, I can imagine the flavours compliment each other perfectly x

Sim @ Sim's Life October 12, 2020 - 5:05 pm

I’ve never even tried anything pumpkin related, let alone salted caramel pumpkin cupcakes! These look absolutely amazing and are perfect for a Halloween treat! I would take Treat over a Trick with these! Sim x

Rebecca Smith October 12, 2020 - 9:50 pm

These have my mouth watering – salted caramel is one of my favourite flavours! Another thing I am definitely going to have to make for our little Halloween family party.

MELANIE EDJOURIAN October 13, 2020 - 7:04 am

Oh wow, these sound absolutely delicious. I do love cupcakes but haven’t had any with a pumpkin flavour before. Love the addition of salted caramel.

Rhian westbury October 13, 2020 - 10:03 am

I bet the contrast between the two flavours is so nice. I need to make/ try something pumpkin flavoured just to see what it’s like as I never have x

Jenny October 13, 2020 - 6:15 pm

I’ve never tried making anything with pumpkin before but this year we promised ourselves that we would re-use some of the pumpkins we bought.

Melanie williams October 14, 2020 - 4:13 pm

Ooo now these sound right up my street for sure. Love salted caramel flavour and also pumpkin is very yummy x

Kristina Maggiora October 14, 2020 - 4:27 pm

bloody hell these look delicious – will bookmark this and come back to it so I can bake some this weekend!

Jess Howliston October 15, 2020 - 9:56 am

YUM! These sound delicious and I love the sound of the pumpkin and salted caramel combo! Will definitely be giving these a try with the kids over the weekend so thanks for sharing the recipe! x

Playdays and Runways October 16, 2020 - 3:18 pm

I am loving seeing all the pumpkin recipes on the web and socials recently, These look amazing too.


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