Pumpkin Brown Butter Cupcakes

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Happy Monday everyone, it’s reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club!  My assigned blog this month was Jess’s blog, Life’s Simple Measures.

I spent some time browsing through all her different recipes and finally settled on the Pumpkin Brown Butter Cupcakes.  They sounded so good and I had a can of pumpkin in my pantry that was begging to be used.

My little guys ride the bus home from school and have gotten in trouble a few times recently over rowdy behavior.  (Too loud, getting out of their seats, etc.  I told the bus driver to separate them.)  I have been having to check with the bus driver every day for a report.  They both had been good every day this week so I decided to get out my mini cupcake maker and make these adorable (and tasty) mini cupcakes as a surprise after school snack.

Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

I followed Jess’s recipe almost exactly except I didn’t make the Brown Butter Frosting.  (I know, I know, that was an important part of this cupcake recipe, but I was running out of time and wanted the cupcakes finished and put away before the kids got home.  Plus we were leaving for a camping trip that I hadn’t even begun to start packing for.)  I had some cream cheese cool whip frosting in the freezer, so I just mixed in some pumpkin pie spice and used that, and of course finished them off with these cute fall sprinkles.

Yummy! I had some happy kids…

Would you like to make some of these?  Click here for the recipe. Don’t forget to pin it!

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  1. Our Pinteresting Family says:

    They look fantastic!

  2. Jen Nikolaus says:

    I LOVE browned butter! These look so yummy!

  3. These sound delish, and your take on the frosting makes it a very simple finish! Sprinkles make anything extra special!

  4. Cute little cuppys. I love minis. Just a biteful.

  5. Kristy Gardner says:

    Brown butter is always a good idea. Especially in pumpkin cupcakes 😉

    Happy SRC reveal fellow Group C SRC'er!

  6. Jess Wakasugi says:

    So glad to see you made these! I hope you like them as much I do!! Next time you'll have to try the brown butter frosting, it really sets these apart! Happy to bake with you!

  7. cinnamonfreud says:

    These look great. A good way to celebrate Halloween next week.

  8. Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } says:

    These look and sound wonderful. Bet they did not last long at your house. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

  9. Chelsy Ethridge says:

    Pumpkin butter is my life! So trying these this week 🙂

  10. mylittlecorner says:

    Well kids will be kids … and when they have such a treat to look forward to, it certainly is an incentive for good behaviour. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I'd be good on the buss too if I could come home to these =o) I love that they are mini too.

  12. Gloria Baker says:

    Look absolutely delicious!!

  13. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says:

    I love anything with browned butter! I have some pumpkin in the refrigerator too, I totally need to make these! Thanks!