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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Spiced pumpkin cupcakes are so soft, moist, and flavorful. They pair perfectly with delicious homemade cinnamon cream cheese frosting!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Author: Lil' Luna


  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box Yellow Cake Mix, (plus ingredients listed on back minus the water)
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • candy pumpkins, (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Prepare cake mix as directed on the box, but substitute the pumpkin puree for the water and add pumpkin pie spice. Add vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Pour batter into cupcake liners about ⅔ of the way full.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes. Let cool completely.


  • Combine ingredients for frosting in a medium bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Pipe or spread frosting on and top with a Candy Pumpkin if desired. ENJOY!



Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2945IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.7mg