Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

candy corn on cupcakeWe have been trying to make these pumpkin spice cupcakes for a couple of weeks and this weekend we finally got around to it! They were very easy to make because we used a box cake mix but they took a whole lot longer to cook in the oven than I expected. I must admit that once we took these cupcakes out of the oven it made the house smell amazing. It is truly a scent that we associate with the holidays! The kids love the taste of pumpkin and have decided they want to try a new pumpkin dessert recipe every week (we’ll let you know how that works out)!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Recipe – Ingredients needed

  • 1 box of Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix
  • 1pumpkin spice ingredients can of Libby’s Pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Cream Cheese 8 oz for the frosting
  • 1/2 stick of Butter for the frosting (optional)
  • 2 cups or Powdered sugar (you can use up to 4 cups if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon


  1. baking cupcakesIn a large bowl whisk together cake mix, eggs, water, oil, vanilla
  2. Add the pumpkin mixture and stir till all lumps are gone
  3. line a muffin pan with paper liners.  Fill cups about 3/4 full. This batter make 15-20 standard sized cupcakes.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 (F) degrees for 23-25 minutes.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes.  Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack and let cool completely.

These pumpkin spice cupcakes are great without frosting but the kids insisted on it. For the frosting we used a bar of cream cheese, 1 tsp of vanilla and cinnamon, sugar and half a stick of butter. Once it is mixed all together put it in a freeze size ziplock bag and cut a small hole in the bottom corner and swirl the frosting along the top of as many cupcakes as you like! I hope you enjoy these easy to make pumpkin spice cupcakes as much as we do!



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