My Favorite Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

The fluffiest, most flavorful pumpkin cupcakes topped with the creamiest cream cheese frosting. I make these every year for Thanksgiving!

This post was originally written and published on September 4, 2014 (my first year of blogging!). I left the post as-is and updated with new photos.

The fluffiest, most flavorful pumpkin cupcakes topped with the creamiest cream cheese frosting. I make these every year for Thanksgiving! - Sprinkle Some Sugar

I have literally been waiting all year long to share these cupcakes with you guys!! I make them every fall (a billion times) and I honestly have no idea where the recipe is from because it’s so old! Every year I take them along to Mike’s aunt’s house for Thanksgiving and make them mini size because they’re much easier for the kids to eat that way. Let me tell you.. Everybody always fights over them to the last one, they go so quickly!

 The fluffiest, most flavorful pumpkin cupcakes topped with the creamiest cream cheese frosting. I make these every year for Thanksgiving! - Sprinkle Some Sugar
The cupcakes are the fluffiest ever and stay so moist for days. Even by the third day they are still great. They are the absolute perfect texture. What makes these cupcakes better than the rest, is that they actually TASTE like pumpkin spice and are really jam packed with so much incredible flavor. A lot of pumpkin desserts really lack flavor and it makes them so dull and unappetizing. But theeeeese little perfect little cupcakes will take you soaring into pumpkin spice heaven.
The fluffiest, most flavorful pumpkin cupcakes topped with the creamiest cream cheese frosting. I make these every year for Thanksgiving! - Sprinkle Some Sugar
Top these babies off with a pretty little swirl of my FAVORITE cream cheese frosting ever, the same recipe is used here on my carrot cake, coconut lemon layer cake and these red velvet cupcakes. It’s the creamiest, silkiest, most delicious frosting. I have to stop myself from eating half of the bowl at once!
My Favorite Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Yield: 12-15 cupcakes

Ingredients:

Pumpkin Cupcakes
1 2/3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
2 eggs
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners, set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and spices together and set aside. Cream the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add pumpkin and mix until smooth. Add eggs and beat until fully combined. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated, don’t over mix.

Fill cupcake liners with an ice cream scoop 3/4 high and bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool for 10 minutes in hot pans before transferring to a wire rack to finish.

While cupcakes are cooling, prepare frosting. Cream together the cream cheese and butter until completely smooth with no lumps remaining, about 2 minutes. Add in vanilla. Turn your mixer on low and pour in your sifted sugar a little bit at a time until smooth. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat frosting until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. If you would like a thinner frosting, thin out with some cream or milk.

Cupcakes will stay fresh for up to 6 days.

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Comments

  1. Nathalie says

    Terrific cupcakes!
    Pumpkin cupcakes isn’t a Belgian heritage, but it’s going to be part of my winter menu a lot.
    They were absolutely amazing, especially with the frosting.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Shelby says

    I made these for a pumpkin-themed party last night and they were an absolute hit. I used a different frosting recipe I had, but the cupcakes themselves were awesome. The taste was great, they cooked evenly, and they came off of the liners seamlessly. Thank you so much for my new favorite cupcake recipe! (I’m sure the frosting is great too)

    • Jessica says

      That’s awesome! I’m so happy everyone loved them!! They’re my favorite too, I’ve been trying to make excuses to wait until thanksgiving to make them again but I just might cave! Lol

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