Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes for my SiTs day

Howdy Cupcakes!


Today is my SiTs day and just in case you don’t know what that means, you can check out their site – a site dedicated to over 6,000 female bloggers linking up to build up and make each others site better.


Welcome to Pass the Sushi!  I am a 20 something food blogger who rocks an apron like no tomorrow. Get to know me better my checking out my about page or get to know my pets, Marble the broken puppy and the counter cruising kittens, or a moment that sucked and then made me laugh out loud, or how I love to leave the Food Network on to set the mood – and as always, all of these posts are packed with yummy recipes!


Now lets get back to the food!


Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

from the Happy Baker


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh roasted pumpkin, pureed
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ cup warm milk
Preheat oven to 350*
Line 2 cupcake tins with cupcake liners. Makes 24 cupcakes.
In a large bowl mix together the sugars and butter; mix until light and fluffy. Mix in pumpkin puree until thoroughly combined.
Add the eggs one at a time on low speed of hand mixer; mix until combined.
In a medium sized bowl sift or whisk together the remaining dry ingredients.
Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Stir until just combined. Gradually stir in the warm milk.
Spoon into prepared cupcake tins. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
Let cool.

Caramel Cream Cheese Icing & Filling

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. caramel liqueur
Using a hand mixer; mix the cream cheese and butter together until light & fluffy. Add ½ cup of icing sugar; mix. Add 1 Tbsp. Caramel liqueur; mix. Alternate until you get a smooth and creamy icing. 





Fill an icing decorating bag. Using a long round decorating tip insert into the middle of the cupcake and squeeze in icing. Continue filling all the cupcakes. Then ice cupcakes with remaining icing.

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  1. says

    So great to meet you Kita! I always love finding new and delicious food bloggers. These cupcakes look amazing and that frosting looks almost sinful!

    Congrats on your SITS day, enjoy!


  2. says

    Congrats on your SITS Day!! Those cupcakes sure do look yummy. My son loves pumpkin and they look like they are an orange color. That means he will eat it. LOL.. I will have to try to make these. Thanks a lot.

  3. Tanya says

    Congrats on your SiTs day! The cupcakes look awesome! Promise to get a card out to you very soon for the books for the kids! It is so sweet of you to do that for them!

  4. says

    Congrats on your SITS day! The pumpkin spice cupcakes sound fantastic. Cloves are awful expensive though around here, wonder if I cold make it without them?

    We’ll see. Love your site design too!

    • Kita says

      You can just omit the cloves if you want. Last batch of these I made I just threw some ran­dom sea­sonal spices in. They still turned out great :)

  5. says

    These are a must copy, fellow SITSta! Can I include it in my Book II cookbook? Perfect for solar cooking. Let me know. And, congratulations! Come visit when you can…

  6. says

    Happy SITS Day! These cupcakes look divine! I am somewhat of a disaster in the kitchen and with all things culinary. Can you please tell me where one might find fresh pumpin puree?

  7. says

    Kita, congratulations on your SITS day. Always a great treat to meet another creative food blogger in the SITStahood! Your pumpkin spice cupcakes sound phenomenal! And that icing? Indeed the “icing on the cake”! Cheers! Warmest wishes, Jenn/Rook No. 17

  8. says

    Love the blog! Happy SITS day! I’m so excited to try your recipe! I’ve started a cupcake blog/project and have had two failed pumpkin recipes already!

  9. says

    Congrats on your SITS day!! How exciting.

    YUM, that recipe looks so delicious. I love pumpkin pie but sometimes just want something a little different and this looks like it fits the bill. Can’t wait to try it.

    Haven’t read a whole lot yet but your site looks absolutely wonderful.

  10. says

    Happy SITSday!! You have an adorable blog. LOVE the retro-ness of it. Those pumpkin spice muffins look divine but I am heading down to that post featuring the bolognese! I’ve never found a recipe I’m in love with but have often had it in restaurants that was amazing. So I’ll try yours and keep up the hunt!

  11. says

    wow what can i say, looks perfect! i’d like a slice with gray tea please! i love it when ppl share recipes that they love and have made many times before! coz that means, i must bookmark this!

  12. says

    Oh yummy, those cupcakes have me craving pumpkin so bad right now! The icing just makes the craving that much worse… I must make these! And congrats on your SiTS day!

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