Recipe Thursdays { Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes}

October 4, 2012

As you may already know I love all things pumpkin spice and earlier this week I shared some pictures of these yummy pumpkin spice cupcakes I made. I am so happy with how these came out. Light and fluffy, just the right amount of flavor and the cinnamon cream cheese frosting is the perfect compliment.

So here as promised Kimberly, the recipe for the cupcakes that will definitely grace our Thanksgiving table this year!!!


 Ingredients: ( makes 12)

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 egg (room temperature)

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons milk

1/2 cup pumpkin puree



Preheat oven to 375° and grease (or line with paper cups) 12 muffin cups.

Sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In another bowl, combine the butter, white sugar and brown sugar and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the egg, then stir in the milk and pumpkin puree.

Now mix together the flour mixture and wet ingredients.

Pour batter into muffin cups.

Bake for 22 – 25 minutes until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed.

Cool completely before frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix everything together with an electric mixer, add the confectioners’ sugar last and in batches.

Frost cupcakes when they are cool.


(Note: Recipe from slightly adjusted by me.)


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  • Kerry Ann @Vinobaby's Voice October 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Yum! These look delish. I’ve been in the Pumpkin Spice mood too. I’ve been eating a cake all week (the recipe will go up next week). Just can’t get enough of that flavor!

    • Susi October 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Can’t wait to see that recipe. Something new to try. Definitely in the pumpkin spice mood here!!!

  • TBM October 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Wow…perfect time of year for them 🙂

    • Susi October 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Yes, yes it is!!!!! 😉

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell October 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I most definitely have to try these!!! So yummy!

    • Susi October 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Liz, let me know what you think. They are very yummy.

  • Rorybore October 5, 2012 at 12:39 am

    ooooooohhhhh……God Bless ya love!! 🙂

    • Susi October 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Rorybore, you are too funny. Love ya right back. 🙂

  • Beth Ann Chiles October 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

    It is definitely pumpkin time, isn’t it??? I had some in the freezer I pulled out for dinner last night—-more muffins than cupcakes I guess but yummy!!!!! These look delightful!

    • Susi October 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

      I want to make some muffins too… next recipe to try! It will be the month of all things pumpkin spice.

  • Kimberly October 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Oh my god I love you more than you know.
    Must. Make. Immediately 🙂
    Right after I stop licking the computer screen

    • Susi October 5, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Kimberly, you are very welcome and please let me know what you think!!! Enjoy… 🙂

  • Megan Broutian October 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I promised Emily we would bake something this weekend. This seems like an excellent choice!

    • Susi October 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Let me know how you like it if you do end up making it. I am really happy with this recipe. Happy baking.