Pumpkin Buttercream Recipe


  •  2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature (equal to 1 cup)
  •  1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  •  1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  •  5-7 cups powdered sugar
  •  (optional: replace 1 stick of butter with 1/2 cup vegetable shortening for a more stable frosting, especially in hot weather)


  1. Place room temperature butter (and vegetable shortening if using) in a mixing bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until smooth, 1 minute.
  2. Add in the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Mix using a spatula.
  3. Add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing with a spatula at first so the powered sugar doesn’t puff up everywhere. Once all of the powdered sugar is incorporated, beat the buttercream using an electric mixer, 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
  4. Use on your favorite desserts like pumpkin cupcakes, doctored up pumpkin cake, chocolate cupcakes, and brownies.

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Pumpkin Buttercream Recipe
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