Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes

Looking for a delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipe? Step outside the pie plate and whip up these yummy pumpkin cupcakes instead!

When it comes to Thanksgiving dessert, pumpkin is pretty much a must! While most people opt for pie, we decided to go with something a little different today. Your guests will love these moist, delicious pumpkin cupcakes! I know I do! While my family does stick with many of our traditional recipes, I like to try at least one new thing each year. Liven things up a bit. With Thanksgiving right around the corner in Canada and not as far away as you’d like to think in the US, now is the perfect time to start planning your big holiday meal! Trust me, you’ll feel a lot less stressed on the big day if you have a game plan in place weeks before!  Let’s check out how to make this delicious dessert! Don’t miss the printable recipe card below!

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Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Ingredients:

How to Make:

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  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and either grease your muffin tin or fill with liners.
  • Combine all of the ingredients except the whipped topping and sprinkles in a large bowl.
  • Stir until you have a cake-like batter.

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  • Pour the mix into your cupcake pan or liners, filling about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way, depending on how tall you want them. Keep in mind that these won’t rise as high as regular cupcakes when you decide how much to fill them.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

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  • Pipe on the whipped cream, using a frosting tool.
  • Add sprinkles and enjoy!

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Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • whipped cream topping
  • orange sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and either grease your muffin tin or fill with liners.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients except the whipped topping and sprinkles in a large bowl.
  3. Stir until you have a cake-like batter.
  4. Pour the mix into your cupcake pan or liners, filling about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way, depending on how tall you want them. Keep in mind that these won't rise as high as regular cupcakes when you decide how much to fill them.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Let cool.
  6. Pipe on the whipped cream, using a frosting tool.
  7. Add sprinkles and enjoy!

 

You can choose some really festive and fun linersthanksgiving-dessert-pumpkin-cupcakes to complement your place setting, or go with elegant white liners. You can even do what we did and remove some of the cupcakes from the liners for a more rustic look! Also, if you want something a little sweeter as the frosting, make a delicious sweet cream cheese frosting by combining whipped cream cheese and honey until it reaches your desired sweetness. I make this all the time just for dipping my fruit into!

Looking for more fabulous Thanksgiving recipes? Check out a few of my favorites!

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Sweet & Sour Pumpkin and Sweet Potato: This casserole-style side dish is a delicious spin on the traditional sweet potato dish. If you’ve never combined yams and pumpkins, you’re in for a treat!

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Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipe: Grilled Peppers Hors D’oeuvre: Your guests will love munching on these delicious appetizers before the big meal!

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Candy Corn Fruit Cups: this is a really cute fall-themed dessert for the kids!

Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes that you make every year? Do you like switching things up at the dinner? Share in the comments!

 

22 thoughts on “Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes”

  1. I love everything about this. I made pumpkin cupcakes last year and they were amazing. Going to follow your recipe this year!

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