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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

October 3, 2020

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All the delicious taste of fall in pumpkin spice cupcakes. These cupcakes are filled with the spices you’d find in a pumpkin pie – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. These spiced cupcakes are a perfect fall treat!

A spiced cupcake on an orange pumpkin shaped plate.

Fall is here and with fall comes all things pumpkin spice!  These pumpkin spice cupcakes are filled with all the delicious spices you use when making a pumpkin pie. They are a perfect fall dessert and these cupcakes are easy to whip up in almost no time at all.

There isn’t any pumpkin in these cupcakes, just all the lovely spices that you traditionally use in pumpkin pie.

These pumpkin spice cupcakes are delicious enough to eat plain or top with a pumpkin spice buttercream.

Cupcakes on a baking rack.

How to make pumpkin spice cupcakes

A complete list of instructions is available below! Just scroll to the bottom!

Mix – Whisk dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl combine oil, milk, vanilla and eggs. Combine wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until mixed. Scoop batter into paper lined cupcake cup.

Bake – Bake in a preheated 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on a baking rack.

Frost – Once cupcakes are fully cooled, add a spiced buttercream or a plain buttercream frosting. For a festive touch you could add a few colored sprinkles!

Cupcakes topped with frosting on a plate.

Baking Tips

  • Turn into mini cupcakes! Use a mini cupcake pan and make 24 mini cupcakes. Reduce baking time to 8-10 minutes
  • Do not overmix batter. Just stir until everything is fully incorporated
  • For evenly sized cupcakes, use an ice cream scoop to measure out batter
  • Make certain your oven is fully preheated before baking
  • Allow cupcakes to fully cool before frosting
A cupcake with a dollop of frosting on a board with a piece of burlap.

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A cupcake with frosting on an orange plate.

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A spiced cupcake on an orange pumpkin shaped plate.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Kathy
Delicious cupcakes made with pumpkin pie spices – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cupcakes

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, spices, baking powder and salt.  Mix together.
  • In a different bowl, combine oil, milk, vanilla and eggs.
  • Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients.  Stir until incorporated.
  • Divide batter into 12 muffin tins lined with paper liners.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Cool on a baking rack.

Notes

Baking Tips

  • Can use a mini cupcake pan and make 24 mini cupcakes. Reduce baking time to 8-10 minutes
  • Do not overmix batter. Just stir until everything is fully incorporated
  • For evenly sized cupcakes, use an ice cream scoop to measure out batter
  • Make certain your oven is fully preheated before baking
  • Allow cupcakes to fully cool before frosting

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 56IUCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fall cupcakes, pumpkin spice cupcakes, spiced cupcakes
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This recipe was originally posted in September of 2018.

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    October 5, 2020 at 4:29 am

    5 stars
    You can’t ever go wrong with pumpkin spice – it’s a combination of the best baking spices ever! I’m thinking a batch of these cupcakes would make an excellent Halloween treat – if I didn’t eat them all first. Haha!

  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef @ Make It Like a Man!
    October 4, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Normally, don’t think of myself as someone who follows trends, but I have to admit that I’ve never bumped into a pumpking-spiced anything that I didn’t love! Since childhood, pumpkin has been my favorite pie! These cupcakes look so light! I feel like I could probably eat them all in one sitting! With a PSL to wash them down!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 4, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      You are what we call a trend setter! There’s nothing wrong with a pumpkin spice latte and a pumpkin spice cupcake eaten together! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Valentina
    October 3, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    The essence of fall in a cupcake. YUM! Love the plates. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Valentina

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 4, 2020 at 6:03 am

      Thanks, Valentina! The plates are super cute, but only get used a couple of times a year. They are perfect for serving these cupcakes.

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    September 27, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    5 stars
    You’re speaking my love language Kathy! These sound and look delicious! I’ll be adding them to my baking list!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 3, 2018 at 6:45 am

      Enjoy!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    September 25, 2018 at 6:08 am

    I absolutely love baking with pumpkin spice spices! The warming smalls of cinnamon and nutmeg just scream Autumn to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ These cupcakes look amazing, and I know I would happily polish them off if they happened to show up in my kitchen. Speaking of that, maybe I need to make a batch of these…I know my belly would be happy about that! Haha!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 3, 2018 at 6:47 am

      I think it’s time to get baking! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    September 24, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Yes please! I’m ready for pumpkin. I love that you spiced the buttercream what a nice added touch! Take care.

  • Reply
    Dawn -Girl Heart Food
    September 24, 2018 at 6:26 am

    5 stars
    Yay for all things pumpkin!! Love that frosting on top and totally wish I could grab a couple from my screen right now! What a way to start Monday ๐Ÿ˜‰

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