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Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe with pumpkins-

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

  • Author: foodnerd4life
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cupcakes 1x


Makes 12 Cupcakes



For the Cupcakes –

  • 175g Light Soft Brown Sugar
  • 100g Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 Large Free Range Eggs
  • 200g Pumpkin Puree, canned or homemade
  • 200g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg

For the Frosting – 

  • 150g Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 170g Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 420g Icing Sugar


  1. Oven to 180C, line a muffin tin with paper cases and put to one side. In a bowl mix the sugar, melted butter, eggs and pumpkin puree. Mix well.
  2. Add in the flour, baking powder and spices to the mixture and fold into the egg, pumpkin mixture, until combined.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop, transfer the mixture to the cases, this will help to keep everything clean. Divide the mixture evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewer to the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  4. Make the frosting, in a stand mixer, soften the butter. Add in the cream cheese and beat again until smooth and combined. Mix in the cinnamon and vanilla with a couple of tablespoons of icing sugar. Gradually, add in the icing sugar and beat in between additions until all of it has been added.
  5. Using a star nozzle, fill a piping bag with the frosting, adding a good swirl of frosting to each of the cooled cupcakes. To finish, dust lightly with some cinnamon.
  • Category: Cupcakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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