Homemade Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

Pumpkin Cupcakes
Pumpkin Cupcakes. Collin Pollock, Pollock Photography/Moment Open/Getty Images
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 24 Servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
  • 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 butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten until frothy
  • 1 cup mashed cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

How to Make It

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a bowl.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs. Blend in mashed pumpkin.
  3. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk, blending until batter is smooth after each addition; stir in chopped walnuts or pecans.
  4. Spoon batter into well-greased and floured or paper-lined muffin pan cups. Fill about 2/3 full.
  1. Bake at 375 F (190 C/Gas 5) for 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  2. Cool and frost the cupcakes or top with a dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. 

 Makes about 24 cupcakes.

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