Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

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Sheila Wheeler Modified: March 24, 2022
Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Soft and flavorful classic spiced pumpkin cupcakes sprinkled with marshmallow frosting for the holiday season. Kids and adults will surely enjoy this treat.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 18 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours 3 minutes



For the Cupcakes:

  • cupsall purpose flour,(220 grams), spoon & leveled
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • tspground cinnamon
  • 1tsppumpkin pie spice
  • cupdark brown sugar,(133 grams), packed
  • 2large eggs
  • 1cuppumpkin puree,(227 grams), canned is best here
  • ½cupvegetable oil,(120 milliliter)
  • cupmilk,(80 milliliter)
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract

For the Marshmallow Frosting:

  • ½cupunsalted butter,(120 grams), softened to room temperature
  • 1cupmarshmallow creme,marshmallow fluff
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 3tbspheavy cream,(45 milliliter)
  • 2cupsconfectioner’s sugar,(240 grams)
  • ¼tspsalt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Spray a 12-count muffin pan with non-stick spray or line with cupcake liners. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice together until combined. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the brown sugar and eggs together until combined. Whisk in the pumpkin, oil, milk, and vanilla until combined.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix the batter.

  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake cups. Fill only about ½-⅔ full.

  6. Bake for 17 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Marshmallow Frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, marshmallow creme, vanilla, and cream on medium speed until completely smooth.

  2. Add 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar and the salt slowly with the mixer running on low then increase the speed to high and beat for 1 minute.

  3. If it looks too thin, add ¼ cup more confectioners’ sugar. Frost cooled cupcakes however you’d like.


  • Calories: 323.80kcal
  • Fat: 16.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.33g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.01g
  • Fiber: 1.10g
  • Sugar: 26.65g
  • Protein: 3.11g
  • Cholesterol: 48.99mg
  • Sodium: 220.16mg
  • Calcium: 55.44mg
  • Potassium: 87.28mg
  • Iron: 1.25mg
  • Vitamin A: 218.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.79mg
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