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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Frosting

These easy pumpkin spice cupcakes with a cinnamon brown sugar frosting are the easiest cupcakes to make and the perfect fall treat for Thanksgiving. With only a handful of ingredients these cupcakes are moist and full of pumpkin flavor. Paired with a quick cinnamon brown sugar buttercream frosting, this is an easy fall dessert for your next bake sale or holiday party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 337kcal


Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Frosting

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Frosting

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream optional
  • pinch of salt


Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 ℉
  • Prepare 18-24 cupcake tins with cupcake liners
  • Put all ingredients in large bowl
  • Using a handheld or standing mixer, mix on medium to medium for 1-2 minutes until fully combined.
  • Fill cupcake tins about ¾ the way full with batter
  • Bake 15-18 minutes in preheated oven. Test if they’re done by by poking the middle with a toothpick. If it comes out clean they’re done.
  • Remove from cupcake tins and let cool completely before frosting.

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Frosting

  • Whip sugar until light and fluffy 2-3 minutes. Add brown sugar and continue beating 4-5 minutes until combined.
  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and mix another 2-3 minutes until very light and fluffy.
  • If the frosting is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk or cream and remix


Serving: 1Cupcake with Frosting | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.8mg