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Enjoy this light and fluffy pumpkin cupcakes recipe filled with all the flavors of the season. Top them with this homemade whipped cream cheese frosting.

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

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Enjoy these soft and fluffy pumpkin cupcakes filled with all the flavors of the season. Top them with this homemade whipped cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes


Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional garnish: fall-themed sprinkles, ground cinnamon, freshly ground nutmeg, candy corn or pumpkins

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup stick butter softened
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining cupcake ingredients.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until combined.
  • Scoop the batter into cupcake liners. Fill each muffin tin about 2/3 full.
  • Bake the cupcakes at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake.
  • Cool the cupcakes completely to room temperature.

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions

  • Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and cream cheese. Beat on medium-high speed for at least 1 minute, until well combined and fluffy.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the mixture and mix with your electric mixer on low speed until the powdered sugar is incorporated. Then beat the mixture on medium-high speed until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Spread or pipe the frosting onto each cupcake.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving.
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