Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

 Delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Soft and moist cinnamon and pumpkin cupcakes with a creamy frosting made with cream cheese, cinnamon, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

Are you sick of the pumpkin recipes yet? I hope NOT!!

Fall is just starting so I’m hoping you’re prepared for the bombardment of pumpkin recipes the next month. I’ve shared a few already the past few weeks and have just a few more for you before baby comes. This next recipe is one that I’ve been wanting to make for years!! I’ve seen recipes for Pumpkin Cupcakes but most required a TON of ingredients and time, and I just wasn’t up for it. Call me lazy, but I’ve been on the search for an EASY Pumpkin Cupcakes recipe and finally found THE ONE!

The recipe comes from Real Simple, and I only made a few modifications. I also decided that if you’re going to make Pumpkin Cupcakes you HAVE to make a Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting to go with them, and that’s what I did. The hubby admitted to having 4 of them on the first night I made them. I also gave some to some friends that stopped by last week. They stopped by again Friday and admitted to eating all 6 cupcakes (there were two of them) within 24 hours. All agreed that the frosting and the fluffy and moist cupcakes together was a great combo.

This recipe is definitely a keeper!! If you want to try a simple and delicious Pumpkin recipe this season, I highly recommend this one. It is AMAZING!

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix (plus ingredients listed on back minus the water)
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 - 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
Frosting
  • 1 - 8 oz PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Candy Pumpkins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare cake mix as directed on box but add pumpkin pie spice and substitute pumpkin puree for the water. Add vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Pour batter into cupcake liners in muffin tins.
  4. Bake for 17-20 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Combine ingredients for frosting in a medium bowl and beat until smooth.
  7. Pipe or spread frosting on and top with a Candy Pumpkin if desired. ENJOY!

 Delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Soft and moist cinnamon and pumpkin cupcakes with a creamy frosting made with cream cheese, cinnamon, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

 Delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Soft and moist cinnamon and pumpkin cupcakes with a creamy frosting made with cream cheese, cinnamon, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

 Delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Soft and moist cinnamon and pumpkin cupcakes with a creamy frosting made with cream cheese, cinnamon, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

 Delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Soft and moist cinnamon and pumpkin cupcakes with a creamy frosting made with cream cheese, cinnamon, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

So glad to have found this recipe and to have made a few changes!!

It is the best Pumpkin Cupcakes recipe we have yet to try, and of course the best part was the frosting!!! It comes from Kraft Recipes, and was perfect for this cupcake recipe. 😉

 Delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Soft and moist cinnamon and pumpkin cupcakes with a creamy frosting made with cream cheese, cinnamon, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

My kids have never really been BIG fans of pumpkin recipes, but they absolutely loved these cupcakes. They, too, were slightly obsessed with the frosting and may have licked the bowl clean when it was made.

Glad to find another “TWO THUMBS UP” pumpkin recipe for the blog.

I hope you guys enjoy it too!

For more great pumpkin recipes on the site, be sure to check out these favorites:

Creamy and Cool Pumpkin Delight with so many delicious layers - everyone will love it! { lilluna.com } Recipe includes whipped topping, pecans, pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, cream cheese and white chocolate instant pudding mix.

Pumpkin Delight 

DELICIOUS White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles - they're so soft and are the perfect fall treat. Get the recipe on { lilluna.com } Ingredients include your favorite snickerdoodle recipe, white chocolate chips, and pumpkin pie spice!

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Easy Pumpkin Cobbler recipe - all the flavors of Pumpkin Pie in an easy to make baked dessert! Recipe includes yellow cake mix, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and some seasonings, topped with your favorite nut!

Pumpkin Cobbler

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Behind the Scenes - Pumpkin Cupcakes
I had just finished taking pictures of this recipe when my little guy, Wes, woke up. He immediately ran over to the cupcakes and kept pointing saying “Mmmmmm!” – just had to snap a pic!!
Delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting - the perfect fall treat!

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    I am definitely not sick of pumpkin recipes! Pinned!

  2. 2

    Did you add the entire can of pumpkin puree or only enough to replace water?

  3. 6

    These are SO pretty!!
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  4. 8

    Yum! These look delicious! Pinning! xo
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  5. 9

    How many does this make?

  6. 11

    How would you alter the recipe to put in a bundt cake pan? I want to make it look like a pumpkin by doubling the recipe

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  8. 14

    I love anything pumpkin! These sound amazing! :)
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  9. 15

    I am going to make these..love pumpkin!!

  10. 17

    I’m making these right now! Bringing them to a birthday party for a friend. I made some full size cupcakes, and some mini cupcakes. They smell delicious!

  11. 18

    My frosting ended up a little runny. Could you suggest something to help?

  12. 22
    Joanie Schwarzbeck :

    Hi,
    Am making your cupcakes and am so excited… but, maybe on the top where you say all ingredients on the back… you should note there that you are substituting pumpkin for water! Those of us who have been baking for years don’t tend to read all the recipe before starting! Especially cupcakes! Thank you!

  13. 24

    How many does this make?

  14. 27

    I have made these every weekend for the past 3 weeks. Everyone loves them. I made them for a 6 year old’s birthday, an 8 year old’ s birthday, a treat at my quilt guild, and work. They make they house smell good too!

  15. 29

    I made these yesterday and put a little twist on them: a churro-like topping. They were super yummy! Even my hubby who says he “hates” pumpkin liked them. Great recipe! http://www.onpurposehome.com/2014/11/21/pumpkin-churro-cupcakes/

    Kim

  16. 31

    i think i did something wrong when do u add the vanilla and cinamon to the cupcakes

  17. 35

    these look yummy, bet they would be even better with a boxed spice cake! Definitely going to try yours. Thank you for sharing.

    Michelle

  18. 36

    Hi eat,let want to make these but one question…….do I have to sift the powdered sugar before making the frosting?

  19. 38

    Can i use the Libby Pumpkin Puree can? I read on a different site that using this for cupcakes won’t work. Thanks!

  20. 39

    I am a pumpkin lover! Gotta make these little cuppy cakes!!