Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

I {heart} anything and everything pumpkin.  This isn’t a pregnancy thing, this is a fall time of the year thing.  This year for fun we have decided to make something once a week that has pumpkin in it.  Last week I found this recipe on the Tasty Kitchen website.  They turned out really yummy and I  will definitely make them again. 


Here is the recipe:

  • 2-¼ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cloves
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Allspice
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups Butter
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • ⅓ cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ¾ cups Milk
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • For The Frosting
  • 1 package (8 Oz) Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cups Butter
  • 3 cups Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Preparation Instructions

1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners. Sift together the flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
2. Beat 1/2 cup of butter, the white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Stir in the milk and pumpkin puree after the last egg. Stir in the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
4. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting by beating the cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth. Beat in the confectioner’s sugar a little at a time until incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon; beat until fluffy. Once the cupcakes are cool, frost with the cream cheese icing.

Plus if anyone has any pumpkin recipes at all they would like to share, please do!  I am always looking for new ones.