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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes: Fall Cupcake Recipes

Fall is officially here and what better way to celebrate than with a pumpkin spice cupcake to go with that latte you love so much? These seasonal cupcakes are so delicious, with pumpkin puree in the mix to keep the cake moist.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

The cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar frosting made from scratch will melt in your mouth! And they’re easy to make! This festive recipe has is guaranteed to even have Floridians in an autumn state of mind. Now if only we could get a little bit of that sweater weather in the forecast…

Pumpkin Cupcake Recipes

The star of the cupcake recipe is pumpkin – of course!

Pumpkin Cupcake Recipes

The frosting is easy to make. You will never buy store-bought again!

Pumpkin Cupcake Recipes
Pumpkin Cupcake Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Yield: Makes 18-24 cupcakes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make these pumpkin spice cupcakes to celebrate fall!



  • One box of your favorite yellow cake mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 can pumpkin puree


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ingredients from the back of the yellow cake mix box, minus any water. Add pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and pumpkin puree (instead of water). Mix well with your mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Place cupcake liners into a muffin tin. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake 15-17 minutes.


  1. Beat butter with your mixer until smooth. Add cream cheese, beat until combined. Add powdered sugar, syrup, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Be careful not to over mix the frosting.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 3g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Pumpkin Cupcake Recipes

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What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Pair this with a homemade pumpkin latte for a delicious fall treat!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
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