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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe for Pumpkin Cupcakes is the only one you'll ever need. These cupcakes turn out tender and soft every time. Top them with some sweet Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and you'll be heaven!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin Cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Plus cooling and frosting: 1 hour
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Author: Heather


Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin/cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • Beat together the pumpkin, eggs, and oil until creamy.
  • Add the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and flour. Mix on low until all is incorporated and batter is smooth.
  • Fill cups ¾ full using a scoop or ¼ measuring cup.
  • Bake the cupcakes for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cupcakes cool for 5 minutes then remove from pan to finish cooling.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add 1 cup powdered sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat together until mixed well.
  • Add the remaining powdered sugar 1 cup at a time alternating with the milk, beating well after each addition.
  • Once everything is incorporated, bump up the speed on the mixer and beat for 1-2 minutes until the frosting is creamy and airy.
  • Frost cupcakes with knife, spatula, spoon or piping bag.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 3052IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
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