How To: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

You can’t go anywhere in the Fall without seeing pumpkin-something. So to celebrate this trend I present you with the recipe to my overnight famous pumpkin spice cupcakes that I made from scratch over this past Canadian Thanksgiving long-weekend. I loosely base my recipes off past ones as I like to experiment and make my own signature. With these cupcakes you’ll be able to sweep a girl off her feet and make her emotional (I had a marriage proposal) and get friends and randoms to like you more. It worked for me!


Yields: around 12 cupcakes (1 dozen)
• 1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour (give or take a bit)
• 1 cup of white sugar
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda
• 1 teaspoon of baking powder
• 1 teaspoon of salt
• 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (I eyeball a lot more)
• 1 tablespoon of nutmeg (same with this one)

• 1 cup of pumpkin puree
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup of butter (I tend to use more y’all)
• 1 egg

• Half a pound of cream cheese
• 2 cups of confectioners (icing) sugar
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
• Finish off with sprinkles of nutmeg and cinnamon


Important!!!! Before anything set aside butter and cream cheese until it reaches room temperature to make it easier to make the frosting.

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Combine dry ingredients together and mix it well. Melt the butter and beat the eggs before adding it to the rest of the wet. Whisk the wet ingredients together. Slowly pour portions of the wet mixture into the dry while mixing the wet into the dry at the same time.

2. Line muffin pans with cupcake paper and pour the mixture into the cups about 2/3 filled. Bake in the oven for around 20-24 minutes and check doneness with a toothpick. The cupcakes need to be completely cooled before frosting or else it will all melt off.

3. To prepare the frosting. combine the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla into a bowl. With an electric mixer, beat until smooth on medium, then slowly add the icing sugar on the low setting and slowly increasing the speed to high. The icing will magically become light and fluffy. Carefully get the icing onto the cupcakes with your choosing and sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon for great presentation.

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