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Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes

Soft pumpkin cupcakes topped with a smooth caramel topping

Ingredients Needed:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Water
  • Maple syrup
  • Eggs
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Caramel apple dip
  • Chopped pecans, optional

Cake Mix: Vanilla, yellow, white or any similar variety will work for these. Stick with a standard size box ( 15-18 oz) and you will be good to go.

Pumpkin Puree: Be sure it’s pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling.

Maple Syrup: While I do recommend using pure maple syrup for this, I know it can be costly. Feel free to replace with imitation maple syrup or make your own.

Caramel Apple Dip: Look for this in the produce section of your grocery store. Right near the apples 😉

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Yield: 24 cupcakes

Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes

Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes

Soft pumpkin cupcakes topped with a smooth caramel topping.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



  • 1 box, yellow cake mix
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 16 oz caramel apple dip
  • chopped pecans, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin pan or line with cupcake liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together dry cake mix, pumpkin puree and eggs. Then, add in maple syrup, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, salt and water.
  3. Mix until combined.
  4. Fill cupcake pan evenly.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes up clean.
  6. Let cupcakes cook for 5-10 minutes before removing from pan.
  7. Once completely cooled, frost cupcakes with caramel. If desired, top with chopped pecans before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 493mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 3gSugar: 42gProtein: 5g

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