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Spiced Pumpkin Date Cupcakes | Reduced Sugar

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Welcome fall with these soft, moist and reduced sugar Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes. The rich flavour of pumpkin spice and cinnamon, with the creaminess of pumpkin puree, make these morsels a perfect snack or make-ahead breakfast. This one's a keeper!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 14 people
Author: Shahzadi Devje
pumpkin date cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup water hot
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup golden brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 egg medium size, room temperature
  • 1 cup flour white
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 355°F. Line a standard 12-cupcake tray with paper cases
  • Soak the dates in water for 20 minutes and set aside
  • Meanwhile, whisk butter and sugar on high, until creamy - about 3 minutes
  • Add the spices, salt and baking powder to the butter-sugar mixture and whisk on high for 1 minute
  • In a separate blender, add the date-water mixture and blend until it's a paste like consistency
  • Add dates, eggs, flour and pumpkin puree to the butter-sugar-spice mixture and whisk until well combined. It should be a smooth consistency
  • Spoon mixture into paper cases. I fill them to the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer
  • Cool on a rack before serving - otherwise they will be sticky (which we love)

Notes

  • Make sure to cool the cupcakes completely before serving
  • If you decide to frost them you'll also want to wait until they have cooled complete or the frosting will melt
  • To check they are cooked insert a skewer into the middle of a cupcake and make sure it comes out clean
  • Make sure the butter is at room temperature to avoid a lumpy batter
  • You can store the cupcakes in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze them
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Pumpkin Date Cupcakes | Reduced Sugar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 3000IU60%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.