Homemade Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

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Hunter May Modified: March 21, 2022
Homemade Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Cupcakes

Whip up your own pumpkin cupcakes this fall with our easy-to-follow recipe! It comes with sweet cream cheese frosting for a tastier cupcake.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Cupcakes:

  • 2eggs
  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1cuppumpkin puree
  • ¾cupvegetable oil
  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • tsppumpkin pie spice
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • ¼tspsalt
  • cooking spray

For Frosting:

  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 8ozcream cheese,softened
  • cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 12candy pumpkins,optional garnish



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, or use paper liners.

  3. Place the eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree and oil in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.

  4. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract and salt to the bowl. Stir until just combined.

  5. Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups.

  6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. 

  7. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Place the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a mixer, then mix for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, then mix on low speed until combined.

  3. Add the vanilla extract, then mix for 30 seconds.

  4. If the frosting is too thick, add 1 teaspoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.

  5. Place the frosting in a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip.

  6. Pipe the frosting on the cupcakes, then top each cupcake with a candy pumpkin.

  7. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1145.29kcal
  • Fat: 47.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 180.50g
  • Fiber: 8.40g
  • Sugar: 106.82g
  • Protein: 18.71g
  • Cholesterol: 67.79mg
  • Sodium: 278.98mg
  • Calcium: 357.47mg
  • Potassium: 5098.54mg
  • Iron: 13.07mg
  • Vitamin A: 6566.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 133.21mg
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