Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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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