Hello, My name is Anna and I am in love with pumpkins, well fall in general but mostly pumpkins. So of course, the first recipe of autumn is going to scream PUMPKIN.

So, allow me to present to you the Pumpkin Spice Cupcake.

Cupcakes are by far my favorite thing to make, they have endless possibilities as far as decorating goes. and they are way cuter than cake itself. These darlings are one of my proudest bakes, plus they’re pumpkin! What’s better than that?



Pumpkin Cupcakes

  • 2 Cups Pumpkin Puree 
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil 
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla 
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger  
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cloves 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg 

Preheat over to 350F

Line your muffin tin.

In a large mixing bowl beat together the pumpkin puree, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla, and sugar.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and the spices.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix on a low setting until well combined, scraping down the sides as you go along.

Fill your muffin cups 2/3 full of batter, bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and place the cupcakes on a cooling rake. Make sure the cupcakes are completely cool before frosting.


Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16oz Cream Cheese 
  • 1 Cup Butter 
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar 
  • 1/2 Cup Milk 
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 
  • Pumpkin Spice for garnishing


Make sure the butter and the cream cheese are both room temperature, trust me, this will make a world of difference.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar mixing in between additions. Next, add the milk and vanilla, and beat until well combined.

You may need to add more powdered sugar to get the consistency you want in your frosting, and used a piping bag so I needed mine to be thick enough to hold shape.


To frost my cupcakes I used an icing bag with large round tip and made a spiral design. I then sprinkled a little pumpkin spice and topped each cupcake with the fondant pumpkins I made the day before.



I am so pleased with how these came out, they looked and tasted amazing. I’m sure I will be making these again before autumn is over.

If you would like to see how I made the fondant pumpkins I topped these cupcakes with you can find that post right (here).


21 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

  1. These look amazing Anna! I’ve never actually tried anything with pumpkin in, it’s probably time to change that! I love a cream cheese icing though ❤


    1. Thanks Jenny!
      What! never? You need to fix that right away.


  2. beautyfromkatie says:

    Oh my gosh these look amazing! I need to get the motivation to make them!


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  3. Olivia mulhearn says:

    They just look soooo yum

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  4. These look absoloutly incredible, I must give them a go at some point!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! You should give them a go, they’re so worth it.

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  5. these are amazing! do you deliver? 😜

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes | http://www.thenorthernwrites.co.uk

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    1. hahaha I would but I think England is a little out of my range.


  6. Anna says:

    These just look incredible! I’m so impressed, my cake decorating skills really are not up to scratch 🙈

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much lovely!


  7. These look amazing!! I love to bake, I may have to try these xx

    Jamie | http://www.jamies-corner.com


  8. Hannah says:

    Oh man these look delicious, and I love how you put the cocoa powder on the pumpkins to give the illusion of dirt! You should open up a bakery!



    1. Thanks Hannah! That would be fun.


  9. Ooooh I’m definitely going to give these a whirl! I’ve just come from reading the post you did about how to make the pumpkins! The cocoa powder is an absolutely delicious touch and I love that you use pumpkin flavouring for these, too!

    Kate x


  10. themymanylovesblog says:

    omg how amazing do these look?! I’m awful at baking, i’ll have to show my mum in hopes she can make them haha!! X


  11. These look absolutely divine! Thanks for making the steps so easy to follow 🙂

    Jen xxx


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