Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

“I make these flavourful pumpkin cupcakes each Halloween, but they’re wonderful year-round.” —Amber Butzer, Gladstone, Oregon

Pumpkin Spice Recipes - Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes recipeTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2dozen 30minutes 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
2dozen 30minutes
Cook Time
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat sugar, pumpkin, eggs and oil until well blended. In another bowl, whisk next seven ingredients; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture. Stir in raisins.
  2. Fill each of 24 paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean, 28-32 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with walnuts. Refrigerate.
Recipe Notes

Editor's Note

To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 313 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fibre), 3g protein.