Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes

I love fall flavors!

I taught a class with my baking group this past weekend on Fall cupcakes. One of the cupcake flavors was a spicy pumpkin cupcake. Although I do not like pumpkin pie I really enjoy these cupcakes. They are super moist and sort of reminds me of a spice cake, which is another one of my favorites.

Usually, I make this cupcake with a maple frosting but this time I went with a cream cheese icing with a hint of cinnamon. For something a lil extra, I added candied pecans.



Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes


  • 2 2/3              cups all-purpose flour
  • 2                      tsp. baking soda
  • 2                      tsp. baking powder
  • 2                      tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼                    tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼                    tsp. ground cloves
  • 1                      tsp. salt
  • 1                      can (15 oz.) solid-packed pumpkin (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1                      cup granulated sugar
  • 1                      cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1                      cup vegetable oil
  • 4                      eggs


  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F. Line three 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  2. To make the cupcakes, in a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, granulated sugar, brown sugar and oil. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking after each addition.
  4. Add the flour mixture in three additions, stirring with a large wooden spoon until just combined.
  5. Fill the muffin tins about three-fourths full. Bake until the cupcakes are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean,  about 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Transfer tins to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes, then remove the cupcakes from the tins and let cool completely.

The very delicious Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting in the photo can be found here.

To find the candied pecan recipe, go here.


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