Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes


These hearty pumpkin cupcakes are topped with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Delicious in the fall for a tasty treat.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
24 cupcakes


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • cup brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • ¾ cup milk

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups or line cups with paper liners. Sift flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl; set aside.

  2. Beat white sugar, ½ cup butter, and brown sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin puree and milk; stir in flour mixture until just combined. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool, about 20 minutes.

  4. Make the frosting: Beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in confectioners' sugar, a little at a time, until incorporated. Add vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon; beat until fluffy.

  5. Frost cooled cupcakes.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
10g Fat
37g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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