Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Beat white sugar and 3/4 cup butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat pumpkin into creamed butter mixture.
  3. Mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, baking powder, and ginger together in a bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk, until batter is smooth. Fill each muffin cup 3/4-full with batter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes before transferring to wire rack.
  5. Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat confectioners' sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and vanilla extract into creamed butter until frosting is smooth. Spread frosting on each cupcake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 02, 2013

thank you for the recipe, the cake was wonderful, it was moist and light. I admit I made a few small changes like I put in the sugar half white half brown and I mixed the spices myself. But I strongly recommend this to everyone!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2013

Frosting was wonderful but cake was not worth the effort.


13 Ratings

Oct 16, 2013

These were very tasty cupcakes. I was hoping they would be a little lighter and less dense. My first pan ended up a bit under-done in the center, even though the toothpick came out clean, so I left the second pan in for about 27 minutes (better). The cinnamon cream cheese frosting is delicious!

Oct 22, 2013

Made exactly as written and they are super moist and great spice ratio. They don't need oil to make them moist as some reviewers suggested and they don't need extra spice

Nov 26, 2014

I wasn't a fan of the cupcake.

May 05, 2014

All I kept tasting was the sugar in my mouth.

Nov 27, 2013

This review is for the frosting only. Very good as written. Did not change a thing and it was very yummy. Will use again.

Nov 17, 2013



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  • Calories
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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