Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin treats have to be one of my favorites! I was CRAVING something pumpkin SO bad I just had to start baking! I found this recipe last year on all recipes, and it is really good! It’s for pumpkin bars, but I decided to make pumpkin cupcakes and little pumpkin loaves this time around!
These pumpkin cupcakes are Pumpkinlicious!
-Can be used for pumpkin bars, cupcakes, cakes… you name it!
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Pumpkin Cupcakes


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until thoroughly combined.
3. Spread the batter evenly into 24 cupcakes, or an ungreased 10×15 inch jellyroll pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes in preheated oven.
4. While baking, make the frosting by creaming together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners’ sugar a little at a time, beating until the mixture is smooth.

Allow cake to cool before frosting. I topped mine with cinnamon sugar. :)

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I found these cute little bread pans in the dollar section at Michael’s…so I decided to make a few mini pumpkin cakes as well. Mmm they turned out so good!
I feel the pumpkin roll coming on next. ;)
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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16 comments on “Pumpkin Cupcakes”

  1. Between Blue and Yellow Reply

    If you like pumpkin, you've got to try this recipe

  2. YUM~ you just made my stomach growl!

  3. Looks delicious. I really like those mini pans too. I'm going to have to swing by Michaels.

  4. Melony at Whimsy Daisy! Reply

    Just wanted you to know, I rarely rarely ever take the time to cook with a recipe, or cook anything very good…and I actually successfully made the chicken enchiladas and blogged about them. I made sure to link back to your blog to give credit for the recipe. Thank you so much.

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  6. Christine @ Following Phubie Reply

    I usually order cupcakes, but I will try to make these for my Halloween party. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue Reply

    My husband loves just about anything pumpkin. I know he would really like these!

  8. I {heart} pumpkin cupcakes! Plese stop by Dragonfly Designs and link up sometime. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust Reply

    Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! You had me a cream cheese! Can't wait to try it!

    Warmly, Michelle

  10. I have the same recipe…they are DELICIOUS. Just a note….I use 8 ounces of cream cheese instead of just 6. That to me makes a better frosting!!

  11. That sure does look delicious. I am so happy that you posted this and thanks also to the commmenter Rebekah for suggesting using more cream cheese. I can't wait to make this!

    Best wishes,

  12. Yum! I need to make some of these!

  13. I love anything pumpkin! Your cupcakes look delicious!

  14. Good grief! this looks soooo delish—ugh if only there was scratch and smell on this monitor!

  15. Wow! Those look amazing! I might just have all the ingredients to satisfy my pumpkin craving right now…If you are interested check out my blog at http://try-itgirls.blogspot.com/ Keep those tasty recipes coming!

  16. Those look amazing and I can’t wait to try them this Summer–Thank You so much for sharing your yummy recipes 😁

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