Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 21 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 26 mins
  • yield Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x
  • category Category: Dessert
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


These yummy Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect fall dessert! Full of rich pumpkin flavor and warm spices, these cozy cupcakes will warm your heart!



  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Spice Cake
  • 1 can of Pumpkin Puree (15oz)
  • 1 can of water (reuse the empty pumpkin puree can)

Cream Cheese Frosting (optional)

  • 5oz of Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line muffin tin with cupcake baking cups.
  3. In a large bowl combine Duncan Hines Spice Cake mix, pumpkin puree, and can of water.
  4. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins and cook for 18-21 minutes. (I did 19 minutes and they were perfect)
  5. Using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, powered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Spread on pumpkin spice cupcakes.
  6. Store all cupcakes in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve.


(Cream Cheese Frosting recipe adapted from Ellie Krieger Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting)

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