5 years ago, I baked these pumpkin cupcakes for the first time and fell in love with them!

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Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are the perfect gift to bring along to your next party, or for halloween! The main ingredient is pumpkin puree. Canned pumpkin is hard to find here in Switzerland – but fortunately, it’s very easy to make from scratch!

What you’ll need for pumpkin cupcakes

This is a super easy recipe that you can whip up quickly by hand, using a whisk. You will need:

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How to bake the pumpkin cupcakes

I made a little video for you:

The tutorial for the cute little sugar pumpkins will follow soon!

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Here’s the recipe for you to print:

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting by Minh Cakes

  • Servings: 12
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    For the cupcakes:

  • 125 g (1 cup) flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice mix
  • 250 g (1 heaped cup) pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) white sugar
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 300 g (1 + 1/3 cups) cream cheese
  • 600 g (4 1/2 cups) icing sugar


    For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and place paper liners in your muffin tin.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin spice and set aside.
  3. In your mixing bowl, mix pumpkin puree and eggs with a whisk.
  4. Add the brown sugar, the white sugar and mix well.
  5. Stir in the vegetable oil.
  6. Sprinkle in the flour mixture from step 2 and stir gently.
  7. Fill the batter into the cupcake liners, using an ice cream scoop. Bake immediately for 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the pan and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  8. For the cream cheese frosting:

  9. Sift the icing sugar in a separate bowl and set aside.
  10. In your mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  11. Add the icing sugar in 3 additions, beating between each one.
  12. Make sure the cupcakes are cooled down to room temperature. Pipe the frosting on the cupcakes (see video above).
  13. Decorate as you please – for example with homemade sugar pumpkins.

Please leave your comments and questions below. Happy baking!

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