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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe

I make these flavorful pumpkin cupcakes each Halloween, but they're wonderful year-round. —Amber Butzer, Gladstone, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, pumpkin, eggs and oil until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture until blended. Stir in the raisins.
  • 2. Fill 20 paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with walnuts. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20 cupcakes.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 372 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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lolajane
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"This has become a solid part of my baking starting in the fall. I actually get asked to make them."

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dpkswtdrms
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"These are my go-to dessert for fall potlucks. They are so moist and yummy, everyone loves them. I have substituted dried cranberries for the raisins and pecans for the walnuts. I also added chopped pecans to the batter and put a whole pecan half on top of the cupcake, instead of chopped, less messy that way."

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Roxyfox
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I'm diabetic and gluten intolerant, and it's not very often I can find a recipe that I can modify easily. I used rice flour and sugar substitute, and this recipe was still delicious!"

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Denisesw
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"my husband and daughter loved these. My husband doesn't normally like pumpkin flavor because he dislikes nutmeg. He loved these(they don't have nutmeg)."

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khal8
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Loved them just as they are! Family favorite!"

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casaenz
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"I made this for two seperate halloween parties, and it was a hit at both. Great pumpkin flavor with just the right amount of spice, plus light and moist. Did not add the raisins or the walnuts, thought it would make it more like a muffin. Will use for mini loaves, with all ingredients. Have requests already for more!"

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luckytiger
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I used gluten free all purpose flour, then followed the recipe from there and everyone loved them."

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healthyhart
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I skipped the icing both times I've made this recipe and the first time i forget to add the raisins but they were still good. the raisins add a nice nuance to the flavor and texture though and I'm sure the cream cheese frosting would too. Yum! Thanks for sharing."

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Leann McCarthy
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"My family loved the cupcakes!"

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scarlettd
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Amazing!! Although I modified the topping I used 1 8 oz cream cheese 1 stick of butter 1 1/4 c powdered sugar 2 t vanilla. Had plenty of icing for all the cupcakes and it wasn't so super sweet. JUST RIGHT!"

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Kdavis50
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"They were delicious! I sent them to my husband's work and the dish came back empty. Very moist and full of flavor. Very easy to make, I had to omit the walnuts to due some health problems. Awesome A+ recipe. I have to make another batch this weekend!"

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Clamir
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"These were fantastic!!"

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lisamaria
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Why is someone reviewing a recipe that they didn't even make??"

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Nallie01
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"I make something VERY similar to this, but a lot less, um, complicated (and admittedly, a lot less "homemade").

Basically, I take one box of spice cake mix and one can of pumpkin. Mix together. Pour into cupcake pan and cook as you would with the box's cupcake directions.
The end. It's easy for last minute goodies and is lower in calorie and fat thanks to the fact that eggs and oil aren't needed!"

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mwnyy
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Don't like cream cheese, I used a can whipped cream frosting, it was good, or skip the frosting and enjoy as a muffin."

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burtina1
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"These cupcakes have definitely become a family favorite. The flavor and tenderness was great and they were so easy to make."

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Donna Loyd
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"This recipe was easy and delicious! I love walnuts so I omitted raisins,and added 1/2 cup of walnuts to the batter as well as the frosting. So Good!"

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