Pumpkin-Butter Buttercream

The Holidays call for 2 things in my book… pumpkin and buttercream.

One of my favorite pumpkin treats is Trader Joes Pumpkin Butter.  It is a little sweet with a little spice making it AMAZING!   When you add it to this buttercream recipe it is AMAZING!

Not your normal filling

I love a good sandwich cookie with a  good filling.   I love the richness and creaminess it brings to anything and everything you add it to.  Most of the time buttercream is used on cakes and cupcakes, but this time I used it as the filling for my new favorite cookie.  Yes cookie my Spiced Molasses Sandwich Cookies.

If sandwich cookies are not your thing this buttercream is a must on your favorite cake.  I love it on pumpkin cake or chocolate cupcakes the most.

Spiced perfectly

The addition of pumpkin butter and pumpkin pie spice really adds the perfect hint of spice without being overpowering.  If you wanted more of a pumpkin pie punch you could increase the pumpkin pie spice.

For a more mild frosting you can leave out the spice all together.  The pumpkin butter will still shine through.

Buttercream Time!

about 2 cups

Pumpkin-Butter Buttercream

A quick and easy buttercream that has the perfect hint of pumpkin butter

5 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup Pumpkin Butter (I use Trader Joes but you can use homemade)
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
2-3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (more or less as needed for desired consistency)


In the bowl of a stand mixer (or medium mixing bowl) whip together butter and cream cheese on medium until light and creamy.
Add the pumpkin butter and pumpkin pie spice, mixing until well combined
Reduce the speed to low and slowly add the confectioners' sugar until desired consistency is reached
Fill Spiced Molasses Sandwich Cookies with buttercream or use with your favorite cake or cupcakes


** Store in refrigerator



2279 cal


109 g


328 g


8 g
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