Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Perfect for fall celebrations, bake sales or afterschool snacks, these pumpkin cupcakes are crowned with a cream cheese frosting that has a hint of spice.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 24 servings
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Ingredients

1 package (15 1/4 to 18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix

1 package (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup water

3 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground

1 teaspoon McCormick® Cloves, Ground

1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat all ingredients, except Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting, in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping side of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended.

2. Spoon batter into 24 lightly greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

3. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting.

Beat 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened, 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cloves in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar until smooth.

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