Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Your kitchen is going to smell amazing after baking a batch of these delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. These light and fluffy treats are also super easy to make. The trick is using your favorite yellow cake mix and pumpkin puree then seasoning it with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Whether you’ve got a hankering for something pumpkin flavored or have the ingredients just sitting on your shelf, these homemade cupcakes are great for all sorts of fall celebrations. Be sure to top off your pumpkin spiced cupcakes with our tasty homemade Cream Cheese Frosting for some grab and go sweet treats that family and friends will love!
  • Prep30 min
  • Total Time2 hr
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount24 cupcakes


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin pans by placing cupcake liners in them.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Then add in the pumpkin, water, oil and eggs.
  3. Beat the combined ingredients with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes until the batter is smooth. Divide the cupcake batter evenly into the baking cups of 2 muffin pans.
  4. Bake for 18-to-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool the cupcakes in the muffin pans for 10 minutes on a cooling grid. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack to room temperature before doing any decorating.
  6. Make half a batch of our Easy Cream Cheese Frosting, frost cupcakes and enjoy!


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