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3 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

These easy pumpkin spice cupcakes are a fast and easy dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 566kcal


  • 2 cups cake flour OR 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated white sugar 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin 


  • Preheat the oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lne a cupcake/muffin pan with paper liners, then set it aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt. Set the bowl aside.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar, until creamy. Add in the eggs and beat together until it becomes light and fluffy.
  • Gradually mix in the flour mixture with the milk, continue mixing for about 30 seconds, then whisk in the pumpkin. Scrape the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared liners, filling about ⅔ full, about ¼ cup.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the cupcakes spring back when lightly touched.


What type of frosting works best with this batch of pumpkin cupcakes?
Even though these perfect cupcakes are tasty as is, let's not deny the fact that there's nothing better than pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting.
You can make your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe or pick up some premade frosting at the store.
Is canned pumpkin really pumpkin?
You have to be careful and pay attention to the labels! Some canned pumpkin is made with pumpkin puree while others is made with squash. It's true - if you read the ingredients you'll find that many canned pumpkins don't even have pumpkins in them at all!


Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 4558IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 3mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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