Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Pumpkin Cupcake
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (75 grams) solid packed, canned pumpkin puree (I couldn't find canned pumpkin puree in the grocery so I pureed it myself instead)

Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces (113 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons (25 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (175 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Place rack in the middle of the oven. 
2. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray each cup with a non stick vegetable spray.
3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ground spices, and salt. 
4. In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
6. Beat in the vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
7. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and pumpkin puree, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. 
8. Fill the muffin cups evenly with the batter using two spoons or an ice cream scoop. 
9. Place in the oven and bake for about 18 - 20 minutes, or until firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean. 
10. Place on a wire rack to cool.
11. Instructions for cream cheese frosting: 
In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. 
12. Add the butter and beat until incorporated and smooth. 
13. Add the vanilla extract and confectioners sugar and beat until fluffy (2-3 minutes). 
14. Pipe or spread the frosting on the cupcakes.
15. Garnish and decorate using nuts, cinnamon, or pumpkin candies (optional).

I got the recipe from this video on YouTube. She's one of my favorite beauty gurus but she also has a vlog channel where she posts videos of random stuff, including baking.

These taste more like carrot cupcakes than pumpkin, if you ask me. But still really yummy! It goes really well with a hot drink and is perfect for the Halloween season. Enjoy!


  1. Hey Jessica! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I couldn't find your GFC followers button on your blog but I'm following you through Bloglovin' now!

    This recipe looks amazing! I love pumpkin anything this time of year... and I also love carrot cake so I'm sure these would be great!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

    1. Thanks Ellie!! Same here! Tell me how it goes :)

  2. Replies
    1. Try making it and tell me how it goes!! It was my first time to make these, the video really helps :)

  3. lovely!!!


  4. Oh, I definitely need to try this! It looks so delicious. xx

    - Victoria

  5. Whoa, just printed this out. Major delicious. xx

  6. That looks delicious! Gonna try it out if i have time :) Saved the recipe!


    1. Thanks Levi! Make sure you do, you won't regret it ♥

  7. cupcakes are my guilty pleasure, especially red velvet but pumpkin will do for the holloween spirit to kick in lol. Gonna probably try these this week.


    1. If you like red velvet then I'm pretty sure you'll like these too! Haha enjoy!!

  8. Looks delicious!!! ♥
    Ive backread and Im now a fan of your blog!!

    New follower here!

    The Misty Mom

    1. Thanks so much Shari!! So thrilled that you decided to follow! :)

  9. ohh I love everything with pumpkin, I need to try those!:)
    xx Kate


    1. If that's the case then you'll definitely love these!! ♥

  10. Heaven for my eyes,love it honey!;)

  11. They look lovely! I love baking cupcakes so I'm gonna try these one time ;D
    New follower here btw! :)


    1. Thank you!! So glad to hear that! Following back :)

  12. thank you sweet girl :)
    of course i will follow you!
    hope to hear from you again soon <3


    1. Thanks so much Marsa! :) You definitely will!!

  13. Looks yummy! I'm a new follower on GFC and bloglovin and I would love it if you followed back :D looking forward to more delicious goodies!


    1. Thank you Steph!! Following you back now :)

  14. The cupcakes look perfect! I can't believe it was your first time to make them! :D Btw I'm a new follower. :) Hope you can drop by my blog and maybe get a follow back? Thanks!

  15. Foie Gras Macaroon! OMG I'd definitely try it but it does sound very... unique... lol! xox

    1. I don't know if you can get it anywhere else aside from this restaurant but if you do find it, you should! :) Haha it definitely has a different taste!

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