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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

makes about 24 cupcakes (I got 24 regular and 6 mini)
Course Dessert
Keyword pumpkin spice latte
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 packets Starbucks Via instant coffee I used deca(it's about 3 full tablespoons)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil you can use vegetable oil, olive oil is all that I had in my pantry
  • 4 eggs


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin pans with cupcake wrappers. If using a stand mixer, fit with paddle attachment.
  • Mix together olive oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. 
  • Add in eggs one at a time. Beat until completely mixed.
  • Mix in the pumpkin puree.  Next add the cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda.  Then mix in the instant coffee.
  • Finally, add in the flour and mix until just combined.
  • Put 2 tablespoons of batter into prepared muffin tin.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Finally, add in the flour and mix until just combined.


You can use any instant coffee.  I use the Starbuck's Via's because that's what I drink in the morning.  Instant espresso powder would also work.