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Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are the perfect dessert for pumpkin season! They're easy, delicious and always a crowd pleaser.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cupcakes with cake mix
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 217kcal


For the cupcakes

For the cream cheese frosting


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix, oil, eggs, and water until combined. Be sure to use only half the water that the cake mix box calls for.
    1 box yellow cake mix, 3 eggs, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup water
  • Add pumpkin puree to the cake batter and whisk to combine.
    1 can pumpkin puree
  • Add the pumpkin cake batter to your muffin tins, filling each cup about ⅔ full. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven, then place on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
    8 ounces cream cheese
  • Add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix well to combine.
    2 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • In a separate bowl, mix the heavy whipping cream for about 2-3 minutes, or until peaks begin to form. Add to the cream cheese frosting and mix until well combined.
    1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Add frosting to a pastry bag with a star tip and frost the cupcakes. Enjoy!


  • Spraying a little non-stick cooking spray inside the cupcake liners before filling them will allow the paper to peel easily without sticking.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 3132IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg