Everyone loves these decadent pumpkin cupcakes. They are so easy to make and the cream cheese frosting is heavenly. The entire recipe is super easy and sure to impress.

These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will melt in your mouth. You will be surprised how easy this pumpkin cupcake recipe is to make. Try it!

Pumpkin cupcakes

Did you enjoy the pumpkin cake recipe? Well, I have a similar recipe to share with you today that I think you are going to love – pumpkin cupcakes! This pumpkin cupcake recipe is so easy and delicious.

I made a delicious, yet equally simple cream cheese frosting to top these pumpkin cupcakes for one fabulous pumpkin dessert. Everyone goes crazy over them and I think you will see why after you make them.

These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will melt in your mouth. You will be surprised how easy this pumpkin cupcake recipe is to make. Try it!

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All you need to make this recipe is a boxed cake mix and some pumpkin puree. Make sure you also see how to make pumpkin puree easily to save you money.

If you don’t have a cupcake pan (or you’re like me and you need a new one), I love this 12 cup muffin pan. This recipe makes 12 pumpkin cupcakes so this pan works perfectly.

Just make sure you have a good  muffin tin to bake the cupcakes in. If you buy a good set, they will last forever.

We also like these silicone muffin pans.  They are just so easy to use because of the silicone.

Also, you certainly can use a hand mixer but we love our stand mixer. It gets a ton of use and to this day is such a good investment.

We bake a lot so it is so handy and we love our mixer.

To make the cream cheese frosting, I simply blended butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar. This recipe for cream cheese frosting is amazing.

When you make the frosting, it works best if you whisk with a standing mixer for the perfect easy cream cheese frosting.

I have a set of stainless steel cookie scoops that I love and they make baking so much easier. You can order a set here.

They really are a time saver.  If you love baking, I recommend that you keep these in your kitchen.

I don’t even consider myself a baker and I use them all the time. I use the largest size to scoop the cupcake batter and it makes it so easy.

The smaller scoop I use for cookies and to make meatballs. You will definitely get your money worth out of these little scoops.

These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will melt in your mouth. You will be surprised how easy this pumpkin cupcake recipe is to make. Try it!

Pumpkin cupcakes ingredients:

  • Boxed Cake Mix (I have used Betty Crocker Spice Cake, White cake, and I have even used a gluten free cake mix)
  • 2 cups homemade pumpkin puree (or 1 can 100% pumpkin)

Ingredients for the easy cream cheese frosting

  • ½ cup cubed butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon of milk
These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will melt in your mouth. You will be surprised how easy this pumpkin cupcake recipe is to make. Try it!

How to make pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix together cake mix and canned pumpkin. Mix until well combined. You can also easily make homemade canned pumpkin too.
  3. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. This will make 12 cupcakes.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 12-16 minutes or until top of cupcake bounces back when pressed down lightly and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.
    These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will melt in your mouth. You will be surprised how easy this pumpkin cupcake recipe is to make. Try it!
  6. To make the easy cream cheese frosting: Cream together butter and cream cheese with electric mixer with whisk attachment. Slowly add powdered sugar, whisking for 3-4 minutes. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk if the icing is too thick.
  7. Mix until it is blended into a beautiful frosting.
  8. Once cooled, frost the cupcakes.
  9. You can add a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice for added flavor and presentation if you would like.

Tip: The pumpkin pie spice adds a little extra pumpkin flavor if you really like that and it looks festive.

Learn how to make pumpkin pie spice recipe at home when you don’t have any on hand. It only takes a few minutes to make and it’s so easy.  Plus, it saves a ton of money from buying store bought.

These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will melt in your mouth. You will be surprised how easy this pumpkin cupcake recipe is to make. Try it!

It’s that easy to make pumpkin cupcakes with with cream cheese frosting.

If you have about 30 minutes, you can whip up these pumpkin cupcakes. Head to the store, grab the few ingredients needed, and wow your family with these tasty treats.

Even if you are not a big fan of pumpkin flavored things, you need to give this recipe a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how much you like these. I have some pumpkin-picky eaters and they all loved these pumpkin cupcakes.

You might also like to try to learn how to make buttercream icing for even more options. Yum!

Try making mini pumpkin spice cupcakes.

This recipe would also be perfect to make mini cupcakes. Just use a a mini-muffin pan.

This is the perfect size for little hands or when you want smaller portions. What a fun treat!

The kids get excited because they get to eat more than one since they are mini size. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time if you decide to make mini lemon cupcakes.

The mini cupcakes do not take as long to bake.

More ideas:

These are so pretty displayed on a cupcake stand! I have one that I use for all my birthday parties, holidays and more. They come in so handy! You could also put some of the cupcakes on a pretty cake stand.

If you need to transport  your cupcakes, these cupcake carries are so handy! You can even get one of the double or triple ones to carry even more cupcakes!

This is especially nice if you are taking the cupcakes to school or a cookout. There isn’t anything worse than ruined cupcakes in the back of a car!

These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will melt in your mouth. You will be surprised how easy this pumpkin cupcake recipe is to make. Try it!

Try these easy pumpkin cupcakes today!

There is so much delicious pumpkin flavor and it is one of our favorite pumpkin recipes. The frosting recipe is easy and everyone will love these pumpkin spiced baked goods.

Whether you make regular size cupcakes or mini cupcakes, they are so easy and absolutely delicious. The cupcakes are so light and fluffy and just an all around great recipe.

Print this easy pumpkin cupcake recipe!

Pumpkin cupcakes

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These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will melt in your mouth. You will be surprised how easy this pumpkin cupcakes recipe is to make. Try it!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 462
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 box Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker Spice Cake)
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (or 1 can 100% pumpkin. Make sure you also see how to make pumpkin puree easily to save you money.)
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • Icing:
  • 1/2 cup cubed butter (softened)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Mix together cake mix and pumpkin. Mix until well combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. This will make 12 cupcakes.
  • Bake at 350 F for 12-16 minutes or until top of cupcake bounces back when pressed down lightly.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Cream together butter and cream cheese with electric mixer with whisk attachment. Slowly add powdered sugar, whisking for 3-4 minutes. Add up to 1 tablespoon of milk if the icing is too thick.
  • Once cooled, frost the cupcakes. You can add a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice for added flavor and presentation.

Recipe Notes

The cream cheese icing makes this dessert impossible to pass on!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 462kcal, Carbohydrates 79g, Protein 3g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 41mg, Sodium 430mg, Potassium 136mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 59g, Vitamin A 6845IU, Vitamin C 1.7mg, Calcium 127mg, Iron 1.5mg

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  1. It does not specify weather or not to use ingredients required for mixing box cake.
    Do you use dry mix and pumpkin purée only?
    Or do you add eggs, oil and water plus purée?
    Thank you for clarifying!
    Linda

  2. 5 stars
    I live the dump cake recipes and make them often. I was so glad to find your recipe for the Mandarin cake will try that soon.
    I also sprinkle in some cinnamon and a dash or two of nutmeg in with the pumpkin. I have also used the pumpkin in box mix of carrot cake, and butter pecan cake mix. Also my recipe calls for 1/2 cup water but I usually use milk. I have also used frozen blueberries, peaches and berries. I usually mush up the fruit to make some juice but find that they benefit from the milk for moisture.
    I love your site and have found a lot of great recipes and especially like the freezer meals, I only wish you would include the nutritional values so that I can also take that into consideration when choosing a recipe. I also strongly believe that people who are over weight do not realize how many calories can be in a recipe, I found a recipe on another site that had 860 calories in each serving, that one even surprised me.

  3. I tried it with beet purée & chocolate cake mix tonight, this is a game changer for whipping up healthy cupcakes without the kids suspecting a thing! Thank you for such a simple way of making cupcakes!!! Would it work to still add some eggs to the recipe by decreasing the amount of puréed vegetable? I’d love to add some protein in there as well! Thanks!!

  4. I assume the can of pumpkin is the one equal to 2 cups? This would be great for my granddaughter who is allergic to eggs and it is hard to make a cakelike dessert for her.

  5. Yes, that’s correct. Use 2 cups of the homemade puree or 1 can of pumpkin. I hope your granddaughter and you enjoy them!

  6. Does it need to be refrigerated due to cream cheese icing? Thanks second time making but 1st making in advance.

  7. Yes, I would refrigerate them when not serving them with the cream cheese frosting. Thank you!