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Pumpkin Chai Spiced Cupcakes

cosy fall recipe 

These Pumpkin Chai Spiced Cupcakes combine deliciously warm chai spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger with soft and fluffy cupcakes.

Let’s get started!

Cupcakes – 1 cup whole wheat flour – 3/4 cup rolled oats – 1/2 cup almond milk – 1/2 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil – 2 flax eggs – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1 cup pumpkin puree – 1 tsp baking powder - Chai Spices Chai Spiced Buttercream – 3/4 cup vegan butter – 2 cups powder sugar – 1/2 cup vegan cream  cheese – 1 tsp vanilla extract


Prepare Chai Spices


Try to prepare homemade chai spices! They are super easy and the smell is just out of this world! In a small mixing bowl add combined all of the spices and mix until combined. Transfer to an airtight container and mason jar.  Make the chai spices in a bigger batch! You will save time next time you will be preparing this drink or you can use it for baking as well.

Make the Batter


Whisk the flour, oats, sugar, chai spice mix, and baking powder together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the oil, pumpkin pure, flax eggs, and vanilla together until combined. Stir in about half of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Next, add in the remaining flour mixture and the whole milk and mix until fully combined.

Pour into Muffin Tin


Preheat the oven to 370F/180C degrees and line a 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Pour about ¼ cup of batter into each cupcake liner (they should be about halfway full). Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.  Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.

Make the buttercream


Add in the powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time until fully combined and smooth. Add in the cream cheese and mix until just combined. Add in the 2 teaspoons of chai spice mix and vanilla extract and mix until creamy. Top the cupcakes with chai buttercream and serve.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

6 Tips to make the Cupcakes

01 Use fresh ingredients - especially  butter

02 Do not overmix the batter

03 Make chai spices in batch

04 Cupcake liners should be halfway full

05 Use all purpose flour 

06 Stick to the ratios

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