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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Herbs and Flour
These Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are the pumpkin cupcakes I have ever had! They are soft, moist and have the perfect pumpkin spice flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 318 kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt (can sub sour cream or a dairy free yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting (produces enough frosting for 18 cupcakes)

  • 250 g cream cheese softened (8oz or 1 brick)
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (icing sugar or confectioners sugar)
  • caramel sauce for drizzling (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the sugars, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt and mix to blend together.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, blend together the pumpkin puree, egg, vegetable oil, Greek yogurt, milk and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  • Divide batter into the prepared cupcake liners and bake for 24-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, make the frosting by adding the cream cheese, butter, and icing sugar to a food processor with the paddle attachment. Blend on medium speed until it is light and fluffy. If frosting is too thick, add a little milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency. [Note: the frosting recipe produces enough frosting for 18 cupcakes, depending on how heavily you frost your cupcakes].
  • Frost cupcakes. [Optional: Drizzle some caramel topping on top of the frosting.]


Calories: 318kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 3gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 216mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 2767IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cream cheese, cream cheese frosting, cupcakes, fall, Hallowe'en, pumpkin, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, Thanksgiving
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