Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes

Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes

You know Thanksgiving is right around the corner when the grocery store sets up canned pumpkin displays! While I’ve never been a fan of the traditional pumpkin pie, I still enjoy picking up a few cans to incorporate into baked goods. This time around, made a twist on the popular pumpkin spice cupcakes and incorporated chai tea into the recipe!

Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes

The result was a warm, rich flavor that is perfect for the holiday! So make room on the dessert table this Thanksgiving for these delicious cupcakes! Bonus: They were made with a cake mix. Just one more reason to love these cupcakes!

Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes

Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 C. canned pumpkin
  • ½ C. chai tea
  • 1/3 C. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice

Buttercream:

  • 1 stick butter, room temp
  • 4 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbs. milk
  • Candy Pumpkins

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˙ and place cupcake liners in the tins
  2. Mix together the wet ingredients then add in the cake mix and pumpkin pie spice
  3. Stir until well incorporated and spoon in the the cupcake tins
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until tops are slightly golden
  5. Pull out of the oven and let cool
  6. While the cupcakes cool prepare the frosting
  7. Beat butter with a handmixer or kitchen aid until smooth and creamy
  8. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, spices and salt
  9. Add the milk, one Tbs at a time, until the frosting reaches your desired consistency
  10. Spoon into a pipping bag and frost the cupcakes
  11. Garnish with candy pumpkins

Thanksgiving Place Settings

Thanksgiving Table Setting

Who doesn’t dream about Thanksgiving dinner?! The mouth-watering turkey paired with stuffing, mash potatoes, and warm dinner rolls is a yearly tradition that leaves us feeling satisfied. Food aside, we must remember the meaning behind the holiday and count our blessings. These free printable Thanksgiving place settings are a great way to get your guests in a thankful mindset and get the conversation flowing.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Be still my heart! Have you seen anything this cute?! Now I may be partial to these Thanksgiving desserts because I love all things miniature, but I don’t think I’m in the minority here!

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Besides being cute, these mini pies are actually quite practical. After a filling Thanksgiving dinner it is nice to have the option of a petit dessert. It allows guests to customize their portion by savoring one pie or indulging in a few!

Mini Pumpkin Pies

To make these little creations I used a drinking glass to cut out circles from pre-made pie crust. Press the circles of dough into a muffin pan and spoon in pumpkin pie filling. Cut out mini hearts from the pie crust dough and place on top of each pie. Bake in the oven at 350˙ for 15 minutes.