Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Yield: 24 cupcakes
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
134 Calories
5g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 52mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These pumpkin cupcakes are a perfect choice for a Halloween party treat or fall dessert. The moist pumpkin cupcakes are perfectly spiced with a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and they get extra texture from chopped walnuts or pecans.

Top these cupcakes with fluffy caramel cream cheese frosting or a basic cream cheese frosting. Or top with a dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.


  • 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar

  • 2 large eggs, beaten until frothy

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375 F/190 C/Gas 5.

    Pumpkin Cupcakes ingredients

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  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a bowl.

    flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl

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  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs. Blend in mashed pumpkin.

    butter, sugar, eggs and mashed pumpkin beat together

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  4. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk, blending until batter is smooth after each addition; stir in chopped walnuts or pecans.

    dry ingredients and nuts added to pumpkin mixture in a bowl

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  5. Spoon batter into well-greased and floured or paper-lined muffin pan cups. Fill about 2/3 full.

    Pumpkin Cupcakes batter in paper-lined muffin pan cups

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  6. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

    Pumpkin Cupcakes in muffin pan

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  7. Cool and frost the cupcakes with a simple cream cheese frosting or top with a dollop of whipped cream.

    Pumpkin Cupcakes

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