Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes


Rich and spicy pumpkin cupcakes with orange cream cheese frosting!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
32 servings



  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten

  • ¾ cup Mazola® Vegetable Plus! Oil

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup Argo® OR Kingsford's® Corn Starch

  • 4 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • 2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 3 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons Spice Islands® 100% Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract

  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly grated orange peel

  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  1. To make cupcakes: Blend the eggs, oil, sugar, and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Stir together dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and beat until well blended. POUR into lined muffin tins. Fill about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated 350 degrees oven for 30 minutes or until center springs back when touched. Cool 30 minutes. Spread with frosting.

  2. To make frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
10g Fat
36g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* 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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