Jessie Oleson

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

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Thanks a latte! That’s the response you’ll get when you unveil these pretty-as-a-picture cupcakes to your family and friends. But they’re not just good looking: made with Peanut Butter and Co.’s seasonal Pumpkin Spice peanut butter, these spicy-sweet cupcakes are topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting which adds a pleasing tang to the earthy cake flavor. Topped with an optional drizzle of caramel and outfitted with mini straws so that they look like a coffee shop beverage, these cupcakes reach stratospheric levels of both adorableness and deliciousness.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes plus cooling
Yield: 18 cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes

Ingredients

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. Pumpkin Spice peanut butter

For the cupcakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 1/3 tablespoons (1/3 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Spice peanut butter
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup 2% milk

For the frosting
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
4-6 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Milk or cream, to thin

Optional garnish
Caramel sauce, sprinkles, and straws, cut into approximately 2-inch cylinders

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two standard (12-cup) cupcake tins with nine liners each.

2. In a large bowl, sift together the first five ingredients. Set to the side.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, Pumpkin Spice peanut butter, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - cream the butter, Pumpkin Spice peanut butter, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy

4. Pause mixing and add the egg and vanilla. Mix briefly to combine, and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula if needed.

5. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beating well after each addition.

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - beating well after each addition

6. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full with batter.

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full with batter

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full with batter

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes, rotating at the 10 minute mark, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted near the center comes out mostly clean. Remove the cupcakes from the oven, and let cool in the pans for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - rotating at the 10 minute mark

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes

8. Make the frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and cream cheese on high speed until very fluffy and totally lump-free.

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - cream the butter and cream cheese on high speed

9. Pause mixing, and add 3 cups of the confectioners’ sugar, and the vanilla. Continue mixing, on low speed at first, then increasing the speed to medium-high as the sugar is absorbed. Once the sugar is all absorbed, pause mixing again and add the remaining sugar, one cup at a time, mixing with each addition, until the frosting has reached your desired consistency.

10. Ice each cupcake by piping it on top of the cakes or icing by hand. If desired, garnish with a dollop of caramel sauce, sprinkles, and/or mini portions of straw so that they resemble a latte!

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - Ice each cupcake by piping it on top of the cakes or icing by hand

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes - Ice each cupcake by piping it on top of the cakes or icing by hand

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Latte Cupcakes

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes