Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing


I am so ready for fall. Tonight I decided to whip up some pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing.  They are divine.This recipe was inspired by the Joy of Baking. I did change up a few of the spices and quantities. I also used my own icing recipe – I like it extra cream cheesey and sweet!

So here we go:

Source: Joy of Baking 



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  • Yum! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party…just posted it! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/09/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_13.html

  • Louann

    Beat the butter and sugar until they are well mixed and look light and fluffy.

  • Diana

    Hi. So I’ve never baked a day in my life! But I want to learn & this sounds delicious! Just one question….what do you mean by “cream the butter?” thanks for the help :) can’t wait to attempt to make these!

  • I am totally going to make it but I was wondering about the Philly cooking cream. I have some regular flavored ones frozen and I was thinking that I should be able to use them instead. Do you have any ideas what on the recipe I would have to change since it isn’t the normal solid block??? These look yummy and I think that I am going to make them this weekend!!!

    • Shannon

      Alison, did you use the cooking cream? Just curious, not sure how that would turn out?

      • I wish that I got them baked this weekend but it turned into a yucky cleaning weekend instead of a yummy baking weekend :( I am hoping to try to make some this week and I will let you know. I figure that if it is too loose then I add more powdered sugar. I will have so much icing that I might have to make a double batch of muffins :)

        • Okay, just got the cupcakes out of the oven and my son and husband have already gone through 4 before they even cooled. I might have eaten some too. I don’t know if we are going to even get to the frosting before they are gone!!! I did take out pumpkin cream cheese to make some but I think that I better make another batch of cupcakes first. Thanks for the great recipe. My husband said it is way better then mine. I told him that mine was pumpkin bread and this was a cupcake :) Of well, I guess I found the new favorite in this house. Thanks for sharing.

          • Shannon

            ohh I want a pumpkin bread recipe! Would you be willing to share?

  • Stephanie

    My daughters and I made these this past Monday. They were delicious. We will be making them again.

    • Shannon

      Yeah!!! I love baking with my son!

  • felecia

    They were very dense and good!!!

  • Cyndi

    Thanks for the recipe – I just happened to have a lot of extra pumpkin in the cupboards and have been wondering what to do with them. This was the perfect answer. I made a batch tonight and they came out perfect! I made a pan of mini-cupcakes as well as regular sized ones and my kids were so thrilled.

    • Shannon

      YEAH! I am glad they came out great! My family is asking for more already!

  • Felecia

    I just made these, but I forgot to add the egg….lol So I am going to forge ahead minus the eggs and see how they turn out.
    I did a taste test and so far pretty tasty :)

    • Shannon

      How did it go?

  • Kay

    Great minds think alike.. I made Pumpkin w/ chocolate chip muffins today!!! I had pumpkin I froze from last years pumpkin, I thought I’d use up before we start thinking about this years pumpkin!!! they are fantastic and freeze well!!! here’s the recipe I use, ( but I only used 1 1/2 c of sugar, the full 2 c is really sweet).


    But yours look super yummy, thank you for the recipe!!!

  • OMG…this is one of the reasons I love fall so much…lots of recipes that incorporate pumpkin. Yum!

  • Robin

    These sound sooooo good. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Kim S

    My husband would fall in love with me all over again if I made these for him. He LOVES pumpkin roll, but when I’ve used his family’s recipe for it, he always tells me that it will never taste as good as when his grandmother made it…..sigh. I could get a similar taste with these, but have it something different, so it would be my thing. I will definitely have to try this.

  • These sound fantastic-and the sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top makes them look so pretty, too.

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ve got pumpkin in the freezer to use up and this sounds like a great use for it.

  • courtneyg

    thanks for posting! i love making cupcakes.. i also would like to master the pumpkin roll :)

    • Shannon

      Courtney.. if you do, let me know. I cannot do it.

      • Heather Ransick

        I actually tried the Pumpkin Roll off of All reciepes last fall and it turned out so awesome, and I’m no master in the kitchen by any means. I also did not have cheese cloth so I used a burp rag and it still tasted great.

      • courtneyg

        i tried one time and it didnt work out. I ended up buying them from some church ladies :)

  • For the love of God woman! I must make these!