Pumpkin Cupcakes + Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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We are in full on pumpkin season people! If you haven’t heard lately, loving pumpkin things is so called “basic” apparently. Meh, I’m ok with that. Embrace the basic. Embrace the pumpkin. Embrace these frighteningly addicting, oh so delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Because my friends and I are Fall obsessed, we went to a pumpkin patch/ corn maze/ farm to dive into Fall tradition! We drove out to Dewberry Farm which is about 50 minutes outside of downtown Houston. It was, to say the least, ADORABLE! We were the only people not trailing children around after us, but we had the best time. Just look at the beautiful pumpkins!

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Ok, confession: This farm was great, but the pumpkin patch was literally 30 or so pumpkins strewn over a field. The picture above displays a quarter of the pumpkins on the farm that we bunched together for a cute photo op. Needless to say my pumpkin desires were not met.

I came home and promptly decided that to get out of my pumpkin-less funk, I just needed to make some pumpkin cupcakes! These cupcakes take a fantastic pumpkin bread recipe and pair it with a sweet frosting for a fabulous treat! Leave off the frosting and you have tasty pumpkin muffins… Basically you can eat these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’ll let you call me basic if that means I can do that! Enjoy basic bunnies!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Ingredients:

(Makes 18 cupcakes)

1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
1 cup Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!)
1/3 cup Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 3/4 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour the batter into lined cupcake pans about 2/3 full per cup. Bake in the oven at 350 deg F for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for about 20 minutes. Pumpkin muffins done! Or continue on to the frosting to turn that pumpkin muffin into a beautiful carriage!…. I mean cupcake… I’m getting my stories mixed up…

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

(Enough to frost 18 cupcakes)

8 oz. Package of Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Butter (1 stick)
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tbs. Cinnamon

Let the cream cheese and butter sit out for about 20-30 minutes to soften (while you make the cupcakes). Cream them together. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and cinnamon mixing as you go to make sure everything is fully mixed and stays a creamy consistency. I use a sifter for the powdered sugar to make sure the frosting stays perfectly smooth! Add the vanilla and combine.

I used a large round tip with a piping bag to frost my cupcakes (see my Frosting Tip Tutorial for tips!), but you can easily slather it on with a knife…or eat it straight out of the bowl with your finger… just look at the cinnamon goodness in there!

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Servings: 18 cupcakes
  • Time: 50-60 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pumpkin Cupcakes (muffins)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
1 cup Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!)
1/3 cup Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 3/4 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour the batter into lined cupcake pans about 2/3 full per cup. Bake in the oven at 350 deg F for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for about 20 minutes. Pumpkin muffins done! Or continue on to the frosting to turn that pumpkin muffin into a beautiful carriage!…. I mean cupcake… I’m getting my stories mixed up…

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

8 oz. Package of Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Butter (1 stick)
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tbs. Cinnamon

Let the cream cheese and butter sit out for about 20-30 minutes to soften (while you make the cupcakes). Cream them together. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and cinnamon mixing as you go to make sure everything is fully mixed and stays a creamy consistency. I use a sifter for the powdered sugar to make sure the frosting stays perfectly smooth! Add the vanilla and combine.

Recipe by Bunny Baubles Blog

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