How to make it


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger.
  • In another bowl, beat together the butter , sugar, egg, and pumpkin puree.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture.
  • Add milk and stir well.
  • Line cupcake pan with orange or yellow (for the seasonal Autumn effect) and fill each cup about 3/4 of the way with the mixture.
  • Place cupcakes in oven for 15 to 20 minutes, testing with a toothpick after 15. No batter should stick to the toothpick when done.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool in pan for about ten minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.
  • Make sure they are completely cool before frosting.

  • (I use a mixer for this part. I'm sure it can be done by hand, but it will take much longer since the cream cheese should be cold and firm.)
  • Blend together cream cheese, vanilla and butter on medium speed for about two minutes or until frosting looks creamy and spreadable.
  • Lower speed just slightly and SLOWLY add confectioners sugar. (If it dusts upward, playing a towel over your mixer will help.)
  • Continue back to medium speed until all ingredients are well blended.
  • Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes.
  • Add a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon to the top of each cupcake. (Don't add *too* much. This is mostly just for show.)
  • Add orange sprinkles or other decorations and enjoy!

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    " It was good "
    anais97 ate it and said...
    These were lovely, but the recipe only yielded 16 cupcakes in my first batch, 14 in the second -- and they weren't even overflowing from the linings! This also meant that I had double the frosting. hehe... But they were really yummy -- very autumnal, and I got kudos from everyone at work from our bake sale!
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  • efitobx 5 years ago
    Just made some pumpkin/rice flour dog biscuits for the little "Diva Dog". So it looks like pumpkin cupcakes for the rest of us today. Thanks for posting
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  • lilsweetchic123 7 years ago
    I love pumpkin cupcakes! Can't wait to make them! Thanks for posting this recipe!
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  • hunnee 7 years ago
    mmm this is so fitting for the season, thanks so much
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  • dancingfox 7 years ago
    Rescue ranger -- Thank you, and would you be willing to share this spiced apple cupcake recipe? That sounds delicious! I looked through your recipes and couldn't find it.
    Everyone else -- Thank you, as well! I alter this recipe seasonally. When December comes, they'll be transformed into gingerbread cupcakes. :)
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  • chuckieb 7 years ago
    These are beautiful! Nice Post!
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  • MistressMaddie 7 years ago
    Wow these are making me want them nowish! I can almost smell these treats! TY
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  • FavoriteFixins 7 years ago
    Love this recipe, I've got to try it!
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    " It was excellent "
    rescue_ranger ate it and said...
    very nice I can't wait to make them they are kind of like my spiced apple cupcakes Thanks for sharing
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  • debbie919 7 years ago
    Love it!
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