Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pallet and Pantry
by Pallet and Pantry
15 servings
30 min

Winter might be upon us but I'm still not ready to let go of fall! And I'm definitely not ready to let go of all things pumpkin spice! Like these moist and delicious Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes! The recipe originally started out as a cake, but with a few minor tweaks I created these portable treats and topped them with a rich and creamy Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting that takes them over the top! These fall spiced treats are super easy to make and unfrosted can be frozen for up to 3-4 months! They will also make the perfect substitute for pumpkin pie this holiday season!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe details
  • 15  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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For the Cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Make the Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350. Fill muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick spray.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
Combine egg, oil, and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined.
Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, scoop batter into paper liners. Fill 2/3 full.
Bake for 20-22 minutes or when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
Make the Frosting
Combine butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer or large bowl. Beat until smooth. (Do not overbeat).
Add in powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Beat until combined.
Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and chopped pecans. (optional)
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