Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Sheila Owens Modified: March 21, 2022

How To Make Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Make the perfect fall dessert with this pumpkin cupcakes recipe. They’re topped with pumpkin-spiced cream cheese frosting for a truly autumn-inspired treat.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Cool Time: 15 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 18.25ozBetty Crocker Golden Vanilla Super Moist Cake Mix
  • 2tsppumpkin pie spice
  • 1cupcanned 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1cupwater

For Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8ozPhiladelphia cream cheese,⅓ fat, do not use fat free
  • ½cuppumpkin,pureed or canned
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 1tspcinnamon
  • 1tsppumpkin pie spice
  • 5tbspbrown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake wrappers.

  2. Combine cake mix and pumpkin spice in a large bowl.

  3. Add pumpkin puree and water, mix for about 2 minutes.

  4. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


  1. Combine the cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar until smooth.

  2. Once the cupcakes cool, use a spatula to ice the cupcakes.


  • Calories: 129.97kcal
  • Fat: 4.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.09g
  • Fiber: 0.41g
  • Sugar: 2.38g
  • Protein: 1.67g
  • Cholesterol: 10.39mg
  • Sodium: 165.83mg
  • Calcium: 48.61mg
  • Potassium: 56.35mg
  • Iron: 0.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.38µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.71mg
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