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Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

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This easy Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe is delicious and so simple. A wonderful way to enjoy the pumpkin spice flavor of fall in a dessert. 

These pumpkin cupcakes from scratch are really quite easy to make and are topped with a cream cheese frosting and pumpkin for cuteness. 
Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Hello Friends!

I hope that you are enjoying welcoming the fall season. 

Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty fall cupcake to put together quickly. I love simple recipes like this one because I can use ingredients I already have on hand and the amount of clean up is minimal.

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

These cupcakes are not only a wonderful dessert for a potluck or gathering, but they also are fun for football viewing and family Halloween parties. 


Pumpkin Cupcakes recipe easy

If you like this recipe, be sure to check out my Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes that are a streamlined pumpkin cupcake, made with the help of a boxed mix. It’s great for days when you need a quick recipe. 

Here are so m more great pumpkin recipes to try:

Pumpkin cupcake Ingredients

List of main ingredients and tools:

Pumpkin – You want to use solid packed pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling for this recipe. 

Pumpkin Pie Spice – You can make your own with this homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe. 

Cupcake Liners – I like these festive liners for cupcakes. 

Frosting Tip – with a #12 round decorating tip. Then fill the bag with frosting

How to  make Pumpkin cupcakes

The full recipe is below, but the steps are pretty easy.

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside
  2.  In a second bowl, mix together sugars and butter.
  3. Add eggs and pumpkin to sugar mixture.
  4. Blend well.


How to make pumpkin cupcakes from scratch

5. Add dry ingredients gradually to the batter.
6. Once all the ingredients are together, mix well.
7. Pour into prepared cups.
8. Bake as directed and let cool before frosting.


Tutorial How to make pumpkin cupcakes from scratch

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Best Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

A delicious Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe is delicious and so simple. A wonderful way to enjoy the pumpkin spice flavor of fall in a dessert.


Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice ** see notes
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 eggs, room temperature, beaten
  • 1 can (15 oz) solid-pack pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6-8 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
    Line cupcake pans with liners
    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice, set aside
    In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, granulated and butter together until light and creamy
    Add eggs and pumpkin, beat until well combined
    Gradually add flour mixture until well combined
    Divide batter into cupcake liners using a cookie dough scoop or large spoon
    Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
    Remove from oven onto wire rack to cool completely
    Cream Cheese Frosting
    In a large bowl beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy
    Add butter and beat until smooth
    Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl

    Beat in vanilla and cinnamon until smooth
    Frost cupcakes and decorate as desired
    Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in a covered container


timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • Use a disposable decorator bag for the frosting for easy clean up.

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Monday 21st of September 2020

These are so gorgeous! Ah, I love this time of year so much.


Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Thank you - isn't fall wonderful?!

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