Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes

by Alli

I’m celebrating Throwback Thursday with these Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes!  It’s never too early for pumpkin, right? Make sure you visit my page to find all my best cupcake recipes. I have some good ones!

These pumpkin caramel cupcakes have been staring at me since November 1st when I turned the page of my  Betty Crocker calendar.  They had me at first glance.  And every time I looked at the calendar, I would gaze longingly at the most perfect looking cupcake.

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Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes – hit or miss?

On Saturday I whipped up a batch to serve for dessert on Sunday. My daughter had one for breakfast and promptly declared it “The best pumpkin cupcake I’ve ever tasted.”

These spiced pumpkin cupcakes are lightly filled with dulce de leche and topped with cream cheese frosting, chocolate sauce, and cashews.

I told my daughter not to mention the word “pumpkin” in front of the grandkids unless they specifically asked (I cannot tell a lie) because I thought that “P” word would scare them off.  

Of course, their first question was, “What kind of cupcakes are these?”  I said “dulce de leche” at the same time the daughter said “pumpkin.”  So much for discretion.  

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No One Can Eat Just One Cupcake

After Logan’s third cupcake (don’t tell his mom) he declared them to be delicious.  All of my daughters and the hubby agreed that it was the best pumpkin cupcake ever.  My picky son-in-law wouldn’t even taste them.  He just ate some dulce de leche straight up.  As for me, I’m dieting.  I didn’t eat one.  And the leftovers are going to work with my daughter and home with the grandkids.  

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These are definitely a keeper and you can find the recipe here!  Thanks, Betty!

Helpful Hint:  I’m usually a cake mix snob.  I prefer my cakes made from scratch.  But when I do cave and use a boxed mix, I always add a teaspoon of pure vanilla (I’m an imitation vanilla snob, too) extract.  It just makes it taste more like homemade.

30 comments

Shirley @ Intelligent Domestications November 25, 2013 - 8:29 am

Those looks absolutely scrumptious! I’m sure your grandchildren loved them. Nothing better than cooking for the grands!

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Alli November 25, 2013 - 10:19 am

So true! Grands are really . . . grand! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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Amanda Smith November 25, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Oh my! Pumpkin and Caramel. These sound absolutely wonderful. Thanks you!

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Alli November 26, 2013 - 5:19 am

You’re welcome! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Kristen Campbell November 25, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Those look beautiful!!! My menu is already set for Thursday, but I might try these for Christmas time!

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Alli November 26, 2013 - 5:19 am

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Cindy Eikenberg November 25, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Hi Alli! These cupcakes do look perfect and the flavor combination sounds just fabulous! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you have a great week and just so I don’t forget, hope you and your family have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

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Alli November 26, 2013 - 5:17 am

Hope you and yours have a beautiful, blessed and bountiful Thanksgiving!

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Elie @ OrganizerByDay November 26, 2013 - 10:14 am

These are the cutest, yummiest cupcakes I’ve ever seen. And (especially this time of year) I’m obsessed with caramel. These are great. Thanks for sharing!

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Cindy ~Hun... What's for Dinner? November 26, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Dulche de Leche filled cupcakes? I’ll take a dozen! These looks simply fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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Victoria August 28, 2014 - 6:03 am

These look so delicious! I love pumpkins! They are such a fall staple!

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Alli August 28, 2014 - 6:25 am

I love pumpkin everything! My favorite pumpkin spice creamer just appeared in the stores and I’m in pumpkin heaven!

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Carmody August 28, 2014 - 7:53 am

I love everything pumpkin… lattes, bread, cupcakes and pie. I am putting these cupcakes on my “to do” list.

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Tiffany August 28, 2014 - 9:06 am

These are definitely the perfect fall treats…I love how you did the filling. Not to hard but definitely yummy!

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Alli August 28, 2014 - 9:15 am

They are a family favorite and a must do for fall.

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Paris at My BIg Fat Happy Life August 28, 2014 - 9:37 am

I am so excited for fall! We love all pumpkin foods in our house so I can’t wait to make these. ….now if only the weather will cooperate!

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Alli August 28, 2014 - 9:06 pm

We had cool weather for a couple of days, but today was hot, hot, hot!

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Logan Can August 28, 2014 - 10:24 am

These look so so good! I definitely wat to try these out one of these days!

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Alli August 28, 2014 - 9:07 pm

My family loved them, Logan! When I featured this throwback recipe today, they immediately asked me to bake some.

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Heather August 28, 2014 - 11:17 am

Oh my goodness these look amazing. I am so excited that fall is almost here – I can eat pumpkin all year round

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Alli August 28, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Me, too, Heather! Pumpkin is always in season in my book.

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Brenda @DailyMayo August 28, 2014 - 11:19 am

These look delicious!

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Alli August 28, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Thanks, Brenda! They are really good!

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Christine August 28, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Your posts always tempt me!! These look so amazing! I think this will be perfect for a Fall dinner or something special!

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LaShawn August 28, 2014 - 7:03 pm

These look so so so good. I agree about the box cake mix, I’m usually a snob too. But in a pinch, adding vanilla ( good vanilla) always does the trick!

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Alli August 28, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Glad I’m not the only cake mix snob! And, yes, really good vanilla can’t be beat!

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Judy August 31, 2014 - 11:01 am

Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com

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Elizabeth September 5, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Honestly, Alli, these are just gorgeous! It hurts me sometimes when I cannot eat something like this right away!! LOL. I am pinning and thanking!

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Alli September 7, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Thanks so much, Elizabeth!

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