Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

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For the cupcakes –

  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 50g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp instant coffee mixed with 50ml boiling water

For the spiced buttercream –

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • Cinnamon for dusting
  • Green paper straws for decoration
Preparation Time:- 10 minutes Cooking Time:- 35-40 minutes

I’m not ashamed to admit that I LOVE a good PSL. I eagerly await pumpkin spice latte season and I fully jump on board with my fluffy boots and oversized soft jumper. Autumn, and all the beauty it brings, is my favourite season. Crunchy leaves, a morning chill, darker cosy evenings and of course, pumpkin spice lattes.

Yes, I’m basic. No, I don’t care. Haha!

I recently made this recipe for my upcoming Cake & Bake Show demonstration and thought it was only fair to share it with you too!!

First things first, of course, you’ll need some already made spice. You can find my recipe for that here.



Cream together the unsalted butter and light brown sugar.


Add in the eggs and mix well.


Add in the self raising flour, plain flour and pumpkin spice.


Finally, pour in the coffee. Mix well.


Divide this into 12-15 cupcake cases (depending on size). Bake at 140C (fan assisted) for 35-40 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.

For the buttercream –

  1. Cream the butter on it’s own for a few minutes to aerate.
  2. Add in the icing sugar and spice slowly until fully incorporated.
  3. If desired, add a little vanilla extract.
  4. Transfer this to a piping bag fitted with an open star (1M) nozzle to pipe a large swirl.
  5. Dust with cinnamon and decorate with a piece of a green paper straw.

Once these cakes are baked, they will last 2-3 days in an airtight container.

If you have any leftover buttercream, this will last in the fridge in an airtight container until the date on the pack of butter.

Give it a try and let me know how you get on either on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram.

Happy Halloween and happy baking!

Britt xo

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