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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 3/4 c . oats
  • 1 1/4 c . boiling water
  • 1 c . sugar
  • 1 c . brown sugar
  • 1/3 c . oil
  • 1 c . pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c . flour
  • 1 tsp . baking soda
  • 1 tsp . baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp . salt
  • 1 tsp . cinnamon

For the frosting:

  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • 3 c . confectioner sugar , sifted
  • 1/2 tsp . pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp . cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp . vanilla
  • 3-4 T . milk or heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Add boiling water to oats.
  • Stir slightly and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Mix brown sugar, sugar, pumpkin, and oil.
  • Stir in eggs.
  • Add oatmeal mixture and stir.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients.
  • Scoop into lined cupcake pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350F.

For the frosting:

  • Beat the butter in a stand mixer for 1 minute.
  • Add spices and vanilla and mix.
  • Add sifted sugar one cup at a time and mix.
  • Add milk or cream one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.
  • Piped onto cooled cupcakes.