Pumpkin Praline Cupcakes: Thanksgiving Cupcakes

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Do you have your Thanksgiving Menu all set? I hope not, because you are going to want to add these Pumpkin Praline Cupcakes!  Now…although I understand that cupcakes aren’t typically what you think of when you bake for Thanksgiving, but Pumpkin and Pecans… definitively!!

Pumpkin Praline Cupcakes Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

When I spotted this Praline Pumpkin Cake over on Betty Crocker, I knew right away that I wanted to change the recipe and make some cupcakes to share with you all.

Pumpkin Praline Cupcakes Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

As you all know, I love quick and easy, and starting with a cake mix makes these just as easy as can be. I tried baking the cupcakes with the praline on the bottom like the cake has, but they just didn’t turn out all that well. So I opted to drizzle the praline on top and add some Cinnamon Whipping Cream, you can of course use Cool Whip if you like.

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Pumpkin Praline Cupcakes: Thanksgiving Cupcakes
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A delicious pumpkin treat for Thanksgiving or anytime. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Serves: 24 cupcakes
  • 1 yellow or butter cake mix
  • 1 cup pumpkin {not pie filling}
  • ½ cup buttermilk {1 teaspoon in a measuring up and fill with milk, let set a few minutes}
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
Cinnamon Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2-4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill cupcake pan with liners
  2. Mix all cupcake ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Fill cupcake liners with about ¼ cup batter
  4. Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  1. In a small saucepan on the stove, add all ingredients
  2. Cook over low heat until butter is melted and all ingredients are well incorporated {about 3-4 minutes}
  3. You can either top warm cupcakes or let them cool, just spoon praline over cupcakes
Cinnamon Whipping Cream
  1. In a large cold bowl with cold beaters, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form
  3. Sprinkle on cinnamon pumpkin pie spice and mix in
  4. Serve on top of cupcakes or on the side

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  1. Wow! So beautiful, I could eat them off my computer screen. And this is coming from someone who’s not terribly fussy about sweets.
    Thanks for the recipe. This is great to make with the kids, even though we don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK.
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  2. Oh My!! Those look divine. Will be trying this recipe. I might need to try them out a few times before serving them to my guests, just to make sure I get it right (wink, wink).
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  3. OH MY!!! Your cupcakes look so tempting … I think I just gained 5 pounds. I need to make them.
    P.S. Thanks for hosting.

  4. Kami says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.. These cupcakes our my FAVORITE!! I started making them a couple years ago..


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