Spiced Rum Cupcakes

So, I spotted this recipe for Spiced Rum Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting the other day and since I couldn’t find anyone close that would bake them for me, I decided I’d have to bake them myself and headed to the store for the ingredients. It wasn’t a hard recipe to put together – even for someone that doesn’t do a ton of baking and well, they were REALLY good. So good in fact that I may bring them to a holiday party this year – IF I can make another batch and not eat them all before we get there! Thanks Baking Serendipity for the recipe!

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Spiced Rum Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

recipe adapted from Cupcake Project

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup spiced rum

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, spices, baking soda, salt and sugar. Stir to combine. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk pumpkin eggs, canola oil and rum. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir just until combined. Spoon batter into greased muffin tin. (You’ll fill each cup a solid 3/4 of the way full to make 12 cupcakes.) Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to let cool completely before frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
recipe from Cupcake Project

8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in vanilla and cinnamon with last 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Beat until smooth. Refrigerate any leftover frosting.


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  1. … these sound “yummilicious”!
    … i’ve been experimenting w/ different rum cupcake recipes ~ cannot wait to try this one! :)

  2. Going to try to make these for the pumpkin carving party. How many dose this recipe make?

  3. Oh-Em-Gee! I can’t wait to try these! These sound awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  4. since i can’t eat dairy or eggs, i’m going to try to make it using canola oil. Definitely will leave in the rum

  5. Baked this tonight and they were awesome!!!!