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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes are the quintessential fall dessert everyone needs!  My recipe makes this a simple but delicious treat you will love. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 312kcal
Author Dina



  • Beat the eggs in a bowl for a minute or two using an electric beater. Then add the sugar and beat for another 4 minutes until the egg mixture becomes pale and fluffy. Then blend in the pumpkin purée.
  • Pour the heavy whipping cream and melted butter into the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Sift the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour into a separate bowl. Then add the dry ingredients to the batter in thirds, while gently folding the flour mixture each time.
  • Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners and fill about 18 of them issuing a large scoop. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let them cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • Meanwhile beat the softened butter, softened cream cheese, vanilla, and cinnamon. Once it’s well mixed, add the powdered sugar and continue beating until smooth.
  • Using a 2D Wilton piping tip, pipe the frosting onto each cooled cupcake in a circular motion. Then sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles. I used these Wilton Red Sanding Sugar sprinkles.
  • How to create fall candy leaves-
  • In three separate bowls, melt red, yellow, and orange candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals.
  • Fill 3 Wilton piping bags with each color of candy melts and pipe out scattered dots of melted candy into a Wilton candy melting pot.
  • Using a toothpick, gently swirl the colors together, but don’t mix them entirely.
  • Take a washed and dried leaf and gently dip one side of the leaf while holding onto the stem. Remove the leaf and place it onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for about 5 minutes. Peal the candy away from the leaf and discard the real leaf. Then top each cupcake with the fall candy leaves.


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 169mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 2445IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg