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One Bowl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe + A KitchenAid Giveaway!

Quick and easy one bowl pumpkin cupcakes, perfect for getting on those fall feels! Plus, a KitchenAid giveaway!

One Bowl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Happy October! September flew by in a flash, but I don’t care because I am ready for everything autumn and ALL the pumpkin and pumpkin spice things. Pumpkin spice is life and the spice must flow (heehee geeky Dune reference). There’s pumpkin and pumpkin spice in these cupcakes so they’re perfect for saying hello to October.

One Bowl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com One Bowl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Technically it’s only the second day of October, but already I feel like it’s going to be a good one. The weather has been cooperating with sunshine and fluffy clouds, and Mike and I spent most of our weekend baking, cooking, eating, and wandering around looking at fall leaves.

One Bowl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com One Bowl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

It’s the little things that bring me the most joy, things like these cupcakes! They’re moist, pumpkin-y and topped with the most amazing brown butter frosting. The combination of pumpkin cake and brown butter frosting is seriously so good: just the right amount of pumpkin and not-too sweet cloud-like plush buttercream.

One Bowl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

How’s your October so far? Hopefully it’s going well!

CLOSED! One last thing! It’s a KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart GIVEAWAY! The giveaway is happening on Instagram, so please hop on over to read the rules and enter.

You need to:
1. Follow @iamafoodblog + leave a comment on the post saying you entered.
2. Share a cupcake (any cupcake!) on Instagram with a caption including @iamafoodblog #10000cupcakes #donate

Giveaway is open between October 2, 2017 and October 8, 2017. Winner will be announced October 11, 2017. US residents only. Good luck!

From 10/1-10/31, @KitchenAidUSA is donating $1 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for every cupcake shared on Twitter or Instagram that include the hashtags #10000cupcakes and #donate. Bake, snap, share & support 💕💕💕

For a bonus entry (you main entry needs to be on Instagram), please comment below with your Instagram handle and what your favorite cupcake is!

One Bowl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

One Bowl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe
makes 12 cupcakes


Pumpkin Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • scant 1 cup pure pumpkin puree (7.5 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Brown Butter Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter, to brown
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk

very slightly adapted from A Cozy Kitchen

Notes: You can make your own pumpkin pie spice by using 3/4 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon ginger, and a dash of cloves!

For the 1/2 an egg, whisk a whole egg in a small bowl, then measure out 1.5 tablespoons (if you don’t have a 1.5 tablespoon measure, it’s 1 tablespoon plus 1.5 teaspoons).

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line your baking cups with liners.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking power, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the eggs, oil, and pumpkin until smooth.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour into the prepared tins, about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer in the middle comes out clean. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely.

Make the frosting: Start off by browning 1/4 cup of butter. Cube the butter and add to a small saucepan. Melt over medium heat. After it’s completely melted, the butter will start to foam and bubble. Cook, swirling, until light brown specks start to form. Stir and cook until it starts to smell nutty and turns brown. Remove from the pan and stir to cool. Transfer to a small bowl and place in the freezer for 5 minutes – we’re aiming for the texture of room temperature butter. When it firms up, add to the bowl of a stand mixer, along with the 1/2 cup of room temperature butter.

Whip the butter for a minute, then sift in the powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, and milk. Beat for 3 minutes.

Frost the cupcakes and top with toppings of choice!

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23 Comments

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    My favorite cupcake is all chocolate :) Thanks for the chance – https://www.instagram.com/lisalubrown/

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi lisa!

      to enter the contest, please post a cupcake on insta with the hashtags: @iamafoodblog #10000cupcakes #donate
      and leave a comment on this post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZyi9kuAVLL/?taken-by=iamafoodblog

      also, i need to be able to see your account :)

      good luck!

  2. Rebecca Jackson says:

    @rebeccaaynsley I love the Barefoot Contessa’s coconut cupcakes with cream cheese icing *drool!

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi rebecca,

      to enter the contest, please post a cupcake on insta with the hashtags: @iamafoodblog #10000cupcakes #donate
      and leave a comment on this post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZyi9kuAVLL/?taken-by=iamafoodblog

      also, i need to be able to see your account :)

      good luck!

  3. ying says:

    My favorite cupcake is red velvet :D
    https://www.instagram.com/alexisyingsun/

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi ying!

      to enter the contest, please post a cupcake on insta with the hashtags: @iamafoodblog #10000cupcakes #donate
      and leave a comment on this post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZyi9kuAVLL/?taken-by=iamafoodblog

      good luck!

  4. My handle is @carabaradesigns and I love a filled cupcake – currently coconut cupcakes filled with lime curd, yum!

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi cara,

      those sound delicious!!

      to enter the contest, please post a cupcake on insta with the hashtags: @iamafoodblog #10000cupcakes #donate
      and leave a comment on this post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZyi9kuAVLL/?taken-by=iamafoodblog

      good luck!

  5. Lois Kim says:

    I love the smores cupcake from sprinkles! my instagram is @loiskimmy

  6. Jessie says:

    Oooh, exciting giveaway and SO excited for pumpkin and fall and pumpkin cake yay!! Favorite cupcake = chocolate with vanilla buttercream. Today, anyway.
    https://www.instagram.com/aligningwholeness/

  7. Lois Kim says:

    the instagram i entered with is @butterstickblog!

    1. Stephanie says:

      yay! thanks for entering!!!

  8. Yesss! Ready for all of the pumpkin spice things! And these cupcakes look so pretty and perfect for ringing in October. I think my fave cupcake is the chocolate cake that Sarah (VB Baking Blog) makes in cupcake form ;) @Kelsey_Tenney

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi kelsey! i love sarah’s chocolate cake in cupcake form too!! so GOOD.

      if you wanna enter the contest, please post a cupcake on insta with the hashtags: @iamafoodblog #10000cupcakes #donate
      and leave a comment on this post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZyi9kuAVLL/?taken-by=iamafoodblog

      good luck!

  9. FALLing in love with pumpkin has never been so easy! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  10. ahh these are gorgeous! super fluffy cakes with even fluffier buttercream sounds good to me (:

  11. Ahh! I now need a beautiful pastel pink Kitchen Aid in my life. My favorite cupcake is cardamom with chocolate buttercream! It’s so unique and the cardamom cuts down the sweetness a little bit. About to share them on @danasedibleaffair.

  12. Brenda Haines says:

    My instagram handle is @thehippiehut32 and I love banana split cupcakes. My great grandma’s recipe. It’s basically a chocolate cake with mashed up banana in the batter. So good!

  13. Angela Hendricks says:

    Those cupcakes look amazing! I will b e trying them this weekend!! I entered my cupcake on IG @KittieKad

  14. Doug Honikel says:

    These might be my favorite cupcakes! Shared my cupcake @dhonikel. Thanks!

  15. Heather S says:

    My favorite cupcake is lemon custard. Entered on Insta here –> https://www.instagram.com/kaizenfashion/

    xoxo

  16. Anel W says:

    My IG handle is @winney04 , and I love chocolate cupcakes!

  17. Esther says:

    My favourite cupcake is chocolate with chocolate ganache frosting. Yummm…