Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with a Silky Maple Buttercream

These cupcakes are so rich and beautifully balanced. Rich pumpkin cupcakes areperfectly paired with a smooth as silk whipped maple buttercream and crunchy, lightly salted pumpkin seed brittle. I can't say enough about how good these are!

Nothing says Fall like a pumpkin cupcake with maple buttercream... it's all those flavors you dream about all year long. (Or maybe it's just me? Either way...) They're delicious!

That spice, with the delicate, understated sweetness from the maple buttercream, all topped off with a crunchy pumpkin seed brittle. They're too good to pass up!

Understandably, there's a lot going on here: we've got delicious pumpkin cupcakes (easy enough, one bowl and all...), but then there's a meringue buttercream and a brittle.

I believe in you, and I know you can do it! But if you don't have time:

Feel free to substitute the frosting for your favorite vanilla or cream cheese, and the brittle for Fall sprinkles, candy, nuts, caramel, spiced pumpkin seeds, and more.

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Happy Baking!

- Katie