These cupcakes jumped to the front of the line because if I don’t share them with you, I will positively burst with excitement!
I’d like to say these cupcakes are all about the brown sugar toasted pecan crumble because it is heavenly, but that would be doing a huge injustice to the soft, perfectly spiced pumpkin cake, pecan pie filling and brown sugar bourbon frosting!
I got a little out of control with these Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cupcakes, so let me break it down:
A soft, moist, buttermilk pumpkin cake is lightly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, mace and ginger;
Topped with a brown sugar toasted pecan crumble prior to baking;
Filled with a pecan pie filling;
And frosted with a creamy brown sugar bourbon cream cheese frosting!
It sounds like there is a lot going on but all the flavors come together perfectly into a sweet, brown sugar pumpkin dessert!
This pumpkin spice cake absolutely melts in your mouth: Soft and delicate but not too fluffy! The perfect balance of pumpkin and spice.
The smooth, creamy cream cheese frosting contrasts beautifully with a little crunch from the crumble topping and toasted pecans.
It’s like a pumpkin, brown sugar pecan dream that you never want to end.
I could bring myself to give them all away. I just couldn’t. The additional punishing hours on the treadmill will totally be worth it.
Because I know you love cupcakes as much as I do!
This recipe is linked to: Inspiration Monday, Merry Monday, Munching Monday, Two Cup Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Party Time, Moonlight & Mason Jars, Gluten Free Friday, Foodie Friday, Flashback Friday, Saturday Night Fever, Sweet and Savoury Sundays