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Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s almost Halloween!! And as usual I’m most excited about the foooood. These grain free pumpkin spice cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting are perfect for a Halloween party, friendsgiving or Thanksgiving treat.

The cake itself is moist and has delicious pumpkin spice flavor, but the real winner here is the cream cheese frosting. I have a theory that cream cheese frosting is one of those food items where you either love it or hate it. I’m on team love, but if you aren’t a fan these would still be great topped with a standard buttercream frosting or coconut cream frosting.

 
Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting are like a perfect little bite of fall. If you are looking for a Halloween, Thanksgiving or simply fall themed treat, you cannot go wrong with these delicious little cupcakes.
 

I think that some people inherently have more baking and cooking skills than others, BUT I think that with enough practice anyone can cook and bake well! Over the summer I vowed to stop thinking of myself as a “bad baker” and learn some techniques that would help baking become more enjoyable!

Here are some of the things I learned:

  1. Teach yourself to ice a cake with a piping bag. It is easier than you think and makes your desserts look beautiful. I like these large tips for cupcakes.

  2. Use an ice cream scoop to portion out cupcakes and cookies! The scoop is cleaner than using a standard spoon and makes all of your items equal sizes.

  3. Add flour to wet mixture 1/4 cup at a time. That way your batter will not be too dry or too wet.

 
Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting are like a perfect little bite of fall. If you are looking for a Halloween, Thanksgiving or simply fall themed treat, you cannot go wrong with these delicious little cupcakes.
 

Make sure your store these cupcakes in the refrigerator or else the cream cheese frosting will spoil. These cupcakes will be good for up to 5 days in the refrigerator (if they last that long!) I cannot wait to make these cupcakes in a mini version for Thanksgiving day with my family!!

 
Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting are like a perfect little bite of fall. If you are looking for a Halloween, Thanksgiving or simply fall themed treat, you cannot go wrong with these delicious little cupcakes.
 
Yield: 10 Cupcakes

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

prep time: 20 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 45 mins

ingredients:

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree  - only ingredient should be pumpkin!
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (the one I used)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups almond flour (the one I used)
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz brick of cream cheese - softened to room temperature
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a metal muffin pan with 10 cupcake liners
  2. Beat 4 eggs in a large mixing bowl
  3. Mix in cooled coconut oil, maple syrup and pumpkin puree 
  4. Combine pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and almond flour in a separate bowl
  5. Slowly fold dry ingredients into wet mixture with a spatula
  6. Place 1/4 cup of batter in each muffin slot
  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  8. While cupcakes are cooling make frosting.
  9. Place softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl with 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar.
  10. Beat together with a hand mixer. When little pebbles form, about 3 minutes, add in 1 more cup of powdered sugar and mix in with hand mixer, an additional 3 minutes
  11. Add 2 tbsp of maple syrup to the mixture and beat on high until a smooth frosting remains 
  12. Frost cooled cupcakes with a knife or piping bag. Optional: sprinkle with additional pumpkin spice. Store in the refrigerator to keep cream cheese frosting fresh.
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