Natural Delights Medjool Dates Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Natural Delights Medjool Dates Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Don’t you just love a snack that keeps on giving and giving? That’s what Natural Delights Medjool Dates are to me, a fresh and whole fruit that I can incorporate into tons of dishes or just enjoy them on their own. This is my favorite kind of product to have in my pantry all year long, because of the versatility and delicious taste. However, no season gets me more excited to be baking in the kitchen than the Fall. And when it comes to Fall baking, I immediately think of autumn harvest which led me to want to center a recipe on Medjool Dates.

Natural Delights Medjool Dates Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Enter these Natural Delights Medjool Dates Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting! It’s a cupcake that I feel really embraces the flavors of Fall, filled with spices and sprinkled with chopped dates within, which helps give each one a yummy surprise in every bite.

Natural Delights Medjool Dates Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Not only does placing a half of a Natural Delight Medjool Date on top look cute (almost like a little cupcake hat!) I also love that it offers a chance to enjoy a good chunk of the date all on it’s own before digging into the cupcake. It offers a moment of appreciation for it’s deliciousness!

Natural Delights Medjool Dates Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Look at all of those spices, so pretty! Of course you can also see the little surprises of dates inside too that give a yummy little chew. Another thing that I love about these cupcakes is that because of the addition of the Medjool Dates within, that add a wonderful natural sweetness to the mix, my batter recipe isn’t too sweet. Which means these also make a wonderful treat to have in the morning with coffee! I’m talking from experience 😉

Natural Delights Medjool Dates Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Last little tidbit before I share the recipe for these Natural Delights Medjool Dates Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting…

Dates and cream cheese have been known to make a wonderful pairing, so it seemed natural to give that combination a twist in the form of a sweet treat by choosing cream cheese frosting, which we all know offers a mix of tang and sweetness. This cupcake is just perfection, if I do say so myself 🥰

Natural Delights Medjool Dates Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Servings: 12-14 cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped Natural Delights Medjool Dates
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups whole milk

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Cupcake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar until fluffy, then beat in egg. Mix in chopped Medjool Dates.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and all of the spices. Then gradually add this to creamed mixture.
  • Fill lined muffin pan cups three-fourths full and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Frosting Directions:

  • Combine butter and cream cheese in a bowl and beat until creamy and lump-free.
  • Add in vanilla extract.
  • With mixer on low, gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined.

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