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Pumpkin Buttercream Cupcakes

Pumpkin Buttercream

I made some cupcakes for a friend and thought it might be a good time to try a new buttercream recipe!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Buttercream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 - 5 cups powder sugar


  1. Cream together butter and shortening until well combined. (about 2-3 minutes)
  2. Add pumpkin puree and cinnamon and blend for 30 seconds.
  3. Start adding powder sugar, one cup at a time, until reach desired consistency and taste. (Yes, that means you need to be sampling it as you go. Lick that spoon girl!)

  4. Add milk in when you need too, probably after second cup of powder sugar.
  5. Add a little at first and then more as needed.