Spice Cake Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

If you’ve ever wondered what coffeecake would taste like covered in deliciously sweet frosting, then this is the recipe for you!

Cake ingredients
1 ¼ C packed brown sugar
½ C granulated sugar
2/3 C shortening
2 ¼ C flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 C chopped pecans

Frosting ingredients
½ C butter
1 C packed brown sugar
¼ C milk
2 ½ C powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Cupcake directions

Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice)

Cream together shortening with both sugars

Add in eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk

Add in dry ingredients, beat until just combined

Stir in chopped pecans with a spatula

Bake at 350 (bake time depends on size of pan)

Frosting directions

Melt the butter over low heat

Add in brown sugar and stir constantly for 2 minutes

Add in milk and bring to a rolling boil

Remove from heat and gradually whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth

(Add more powdered sugar or more milk for desired consistency)

Slather on copiously (this frosting don’t look pretty)

Enjoy!

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