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Kelly’s Pumpkin Muffins w/ Salted Caramel Butter Cream Frosting — Cars 108 Recipe of the Week

Kelly's Pumpkin Muffins - Recipe of the Week
Kelly B, Cars 108 Listener

Fall is in full swing and what better way to get in the spirit of the season than with Kelly’s Pumpkin Muffins topped with a Salted Caramel Butter Cream Frosting and Maple Glazed Pecans? Once your mouth stops watering, click through to check out our delicious Recipe of the Week!

For Pumpkin Muffins:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper liners. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups. Will make 12-18 treats. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean.

For Salted Caramel Butter Cream Frosting:

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Sea salt or kosher salt

Combine brown sugar, cream and butter in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt with electric mixer until smooth. Let cool 1 hour. Frost cupcakes. Immediately sprinkle lightly with additional sea salt, if desired.

For Maple Glazed Pecans:

  • 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat a dry skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the pecans, maple syrup and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until syrup is caramelized and nuts are toasted, about 3 minutes. Let cool. Use to decorate muffin tops.

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