pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Serves: 12
Prepare Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hr
Fat: 14 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 50 g
Calories: 335

Pumpkin isn’t just for Thanksgiving! These spiced cupcakes are packed with flavours and make for the perfect addition to your Christmas dessert spread.

Since the climate is chillier, this pumpkin zest cupcake formula makes the ideal simple fall dessert you’ve absolutely been longing for. Pumpkin zest cupcakes hold a super durable spot on our fall baking list of must-dos, and with such countless baking plans we’re making this season, we wanted an incredibly flavourful and simple pumpkin cupcake formula deserving of our fall cupcake adventures.

Recipe by: Good House Keeping


Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

  • 1 teaspoonful pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoonful baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoon molasses, not blackstrap
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoonful kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoonful baking powder
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoonful pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoonful vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon butter, at room temperature

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How To Make

pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting


Make Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Heat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line 12 c. (cup) muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, baking powder, salt, whisk flour, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Combine vanilla, molasses, and pumpkin in another bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat sugar and butter until light, about 3 mins.
  5. Decrease speed to low and beat in eggs, one at a time. Then add the pumpkin and flour mixture alternately, beating until combined.
  6. Divide the dough into muffin pan cups (1/4 cup heaping each) and bake for 25-30 minutes until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Transfer to wire rack; before removing cupcakes from pan to cool completely, let cool for 5 mins.

Make Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Using an electric mixer, stir the butter cheese, and cream until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. To serve, frost cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.