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Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting - the cupcakes you need to make this Fall!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake, cupcakes, pumpkin carrot cake cupcakes, pumpkin carrot cake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 321kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout



  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup real maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded carrot

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 Tbls maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp maple extract optional
  • 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Cream brown sugar and butter together in mixer.
  • Add in eggs, one a time, beating until fully combined.
  • Mix in pumpkin and maple syrup.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture, stirring just until combined.
  • Stir in shredded carrots.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake liners, filling about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Makes 18 cupcakes

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting.
  • Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Allow several minutes for the brown sugar to dissolve completely. Check for graininess and then continue beating as necessary.
  • Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting. Store frosted cupcakes in fridge for a firmer frosting.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 3732IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg