Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin-Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield 24 cupcakes

These cupcakes are perfect for the fall season, especially for work functions where you need to bring baked goods. (Think - company Halloween party or post-Turkey Trot!)


Pumpkin Cupcakes:

Pumpkin-Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting:


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and line your cupcake tins with 24 cupcake wrappers.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, then set it aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine the milk, olive oil, vanilla extract, pumpkin, and eggs.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix it all together until well combined.
  5. Slowly add the water to the batter and mix it all together. 
  6. Evenly distribute the batter into the cupcake liners and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs.
  7. While the cupcakes are baking, make the frosting by combining the cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and brown sugar, until it's all smooth.
  8. Take the cupcakes out of the oven and allow them to cool for 2 minutes, then take them out of the cupcake tins and place them on a cooling rack until they're fully cooled.
  9. Use a spatula to ice the cupcakes or for more visual appeal, pipe them using an icing bag (or sandwich bag with the corner cut off).

Recipe by Unruly Bliss at