Fantastic flavored frosting perfect for fall! Fantastic on caramel, spice, or chocolate cupcakes! Add more confectioners' sugar for a thicker consistency and more pumpkin for a thinner frosting.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Beat confectioners' sugar, butter, pumpkin, shortening, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until frosting is fluffy and smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

125 calories; 3 g total fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium. 25.2 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2014
This is a basic pumpkin frosting. It was good but I did add to it. I doubled the butter and the pumpkin puree left out the shortening. I added 1 tsp of cinnamon 1/2 tsp of all spice and reduced the vanilla a little. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2013
This is a great basic recipe to build off of. If you follow the directions above it is very bland but I was able to create something with a lot more flavor. I recommend doubling the butter using only 3 cups of confectioners sugar (instead of the 4) doubling the cinnamon doubling the vanilla doubling the pumpkin puree just foregoing the shortening all together and adding a dash of nutmeg. It was a nice touch to my pumpkin cookies! Read More
(18)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2014
This is a basic pumpkin frosting. It was good but I did add to it. I doubled the butter and the pumpkin puree left out the shortening. I added 1 tsp of cinnamon 1/2 tsp of all spice and reduced the vanilla a little. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2013
This is a great basic recipe to build off of. If you follow the directions above it is very bland but I was able to create something with a lot more flavor. I recommend doubling the butter using only 3 cups of confectioners sugar (instead of the 4) doubling the cinnamon doubling the vanilla doubling the pumpkin puree just foregoing the shortening all together and adding a dash of nutmeg. It was a nice touch to my pumpkin cookies! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2014
This is a basic pumpkin frosting. It was good but I did add to it. I doubled the butter and the pumpkin puree left out the shortening. I added 1 tsp of cinnamon 1/2 tsp of all spice and reduced the vanilla a little. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2015
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2015
It turned out good however I read the reviews first and took some advice. I used the same amount of confectioners sugar that was recommended in the recipe but I did double the butter and pumpkin and I added cinnamon nutmeg and all spice to taste. I did not cut out the shortening nor did I cut out the vanilla. It turned out great and I used it as a topping on pumpkin bread. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2016
This made a lot of frosting! I frosted chocolate cupcakes and they were a hit. Last night I made pumpkin cornbread recipe from here as muffins and used frosting on those instead of honey like I do with regular cornbread muffins. Also very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2016
Incredible!! Read More