Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes.

Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes. #spicecake #easycupcakerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine.

 Spice Cupcakes are an easy homemade cupcake recipe using traditional fall spices of cinnamon, ginger and allspice in a buttery brown sugar cake batter. These cupcakes bake up soft and moist, perfect for a rich cream cheese frosting.

Foodie friends, you know I love a good cupcake. I love cake in general, but cupcakes provide the perfect portioning and are ideal for parties. Do you know what I am not good at? Decorating! I envy the videos that make frosting cupcakes and cakes look so darn easy. For me, it just isn’t, but that doesn’t stop me from making them. I figured out a few tricks to help those of us who are decorating challenged to fake it a little.

Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes. #spicecake #easycupcakerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com And I’ve just added a new product to my bags of tricks! The NEW Pillsbury™ Filled Pastry Bag! Part of my dread is frosting. Making frosting from scratch can be more challenging than you think. If you don’t use the correct temperature of butter or amount of sugar, the whole batch is a disaster and then you spend time trying to correct it for that perfect spreadable consistency. After that, you need to put it in a pastry bag! I never get this right, either. I overfill the bag, losing frosting over the top, onto my hand.

Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes. #spicecake #easycupcakerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags solve all of my problems, coming prefilled with my favorite frosting flavors. They are sealed at the top preventing spillage and the frosting is the perfect, spreadable frosting consistency making fall baking a cinch! They also come pre-fitted with a star tip, so I don’t have to fumble around looking for that elusive little baggie filled with my many frosting tips.

Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes. #spicecake #easycupcakerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com The pre-filled and sealed Pastry Bags also makes it easy for kids to use. Have them decorate their own Spice Cupcakes for a fun after school or rainy weekend activity with less mess. Spice Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are also the perfect addition to your neighborhood chili cook-off or football party.

Even this decorating-challenged cupcake maker can easily make three designs using the star tip!

Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes. #spicecake #easycupcakerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Stars- just easily press out a bit and pull up, repeat until spice cupcake is fully frosted.

Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes. #spicecake #easycupcakerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com Rosette- Press firmly in a circular direction starting on the outside working inward.

Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes. #spicecake #easycupcakerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Waves- Press firmly on the bag and move in a line in a zig-zag motion.

You can find your Pastry Bag in three flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate Fudge, and Cream Cheese in the baking aisle at your local Food Lion. Save $1 on any Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag with Food Lion Digital Coupons!

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Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes. #spicecake #easycupcakerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Spice Cupcakes are an easy cupcake recipe perfect for fall. Frost with rich cream cheese frosting and a few embellishments for festive fall cupcakes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 16 ounce Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • Decorative sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 dozen muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter until light and fluffy.

  4. Add sugar and continue to beat for 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each and scraping down the sides after each. Incorporate vanilla.
  5. Alternate adding milk and flour mixture until fluffy combined. Mixture will be runny.
  6. Divide batter between lined tins, filling them 1/2 -3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cupcakes are golden and tops are springy to the touch and pass the toothpick test.
  8. Allow to cool completely before frosting with Cream Cheese Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting.

Comments

Norinda Rodriguez

I love the recipe but I noticed that it does not tell you when or where to add the butter.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Thanks for noticing that, Norinda! It was supposed to say “beat butter.” I added it 🙂 I hope you enjoy them, my family sure did!

Nutmeg Nanny

These cupcakes are perfect! Thanks for sharing this!

christine

I have been wondering about these bags. I’ve seen them and have been tempted. Now I think I might just pick some up.

Alyssa | EverydayMaven

Love this combo – perfect for Fall!

The Food Hunter

they are very festive.I bet they taste delicious

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