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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin spice cupcakes are just the treats you need to ignite your holiday spirit.  The maple cream cheese frosting is such a delicious complement to these moist cupcakes. 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 241 kcal
Author Five Silver Spoons



  • 2 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree canned or homemade puree
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • cup water

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup maple syrup



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two standard cupcake pans with 12 baking cups each.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place the butter in the bowl of a (Kitchen Aid) stand mixer or hand-held electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until fluffy. Add the sugar and beat until well incorporated.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  5. Mix in the pumpkin puree and honey.
  6. Add one-third of the flour mixture, then add one-third of the water, beating until well incorporated. Add another one-third of the flour mixture, followed by one-third of the water. Add the remaining flour mixture, followed by the remaining water, and beat just until combined.
  7. Use a standard-size ice cream scoop to fill each baking cup with batter, so that they are two-thirds full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a (Kitchen Aid) stand mixer or hand-held electric mixer. Beat until well combined or until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  2. Transfer the maple cream cheese frosting into a plastic piping bag, fitted with a large round metal tip.

Recipe Notes

Source: The Cupcake Diaries

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 47mg5%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Vitamin A 2370IU47%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.