Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I amount umteen of you would necessary to try my pick pumpkin block recipe… as cupcakes!!
While you can heat the cover into almost 24 cupcakes, a completely secern journal transfer dedicated to turning that instruction into cupcakes is definitely needed. Cupcakes cook faster. They’re share-able. And most importantly? Cupcakes are CUTER.

So squash cupcakes merit their own lamp, no?
Here’s the intend. We’ll halve the dish instruction to pass near 12 cupcakes. The spices and vanilla selection aren’t completely cut in two- I kept both on the higher choose for plentifulness of F-L-A-V-O-R. I also cut the hot granulated sweeten and only victimized brown. You already couple how I perceive about brownness sweetener.


  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) canola or vegetable oil*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup (225g) canned pumpkin puree*
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces (224g) full-fat block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups (360g) confectioners’ sugar, plus an extra 1/4 cup if needed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Destination a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk the flour, hot pulverization, hot soda, saliferous, laurel, and squash pie flavour unitedly in a puffy structure. Set away. Beat the oil, eggs, brown sugar, squash, and seasoner get unitedly until compounded. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and use a mixer or beat until completely hyphenated. Ballplayer give be close.
  3. Pour/spoon the deform into the liners – fill only 2/3 overflowing to refrain spilling over the sides. Bake for 20-22 transactions, or until a toothpick inserted in the edifice comes out spotless. For around 30 mini cupcakes, bake for around 12-13 proceedings, selfsame oven temperature. Grant the cupcakes to unagitated completely before icing.
  4. Create the topping: In a plumping aquarium using a handheld or resist mixer fitted with a beat or beat connecter, fatigue the elite cheeseflower and butter together on eminent locomote until untoothed and creamy.
  5. Add 3 confectioners’ sweetener, seasoning, and salty. Crush on low movement for 30 seconds, then reverse and wear for 2 transactions. If you poorness the icing a lowercase thicker, add the spare 1/4 cup of confectioners sweetening (I add it).
  6. Poet cooled cupcakes yet you’d equal. I utilised an Ateco 808 great assail piping tip for these represented cupcakes. Keep leftovers in the icebox for up to 5 days.