Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes from scratch

I made pumpkin spice cupcakes this past weekend for our pre-Thanksgiving feast with friends and everyone was raving about them. They're super moist and perfect for this time of year.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


Cream 1 and 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter until smooth in a large bowl
Add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar and mix until smooth
Add 3 eggs one at a time and set aside

Combine 1 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup of buttermilk, and 1 tsp. of vanilla in a medium bowl and set aside

Combine 2 cups of all purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, and 1 tsp. of baking soda in a large bowl.

In thirds, alternately add the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture to the butter mixture blending well until smooth.

To make a cake pour batter into three 8 inch pans and bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees
To make cupcakes, pour batter into cupcake liners in a muffin pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes 

After the cakes have cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

Beat one 8 oz. package of cream cheese and 1/2 cup of butter (both softened) until fluffy.
Gradually add 16 oz. of powdered sugar beating at low speed until blended.
Add 1 tsp. of vanilla beating until well blended

Makes about 30 cupcakes

Store any leftovers in the fridge as the frosting contains cream cheese ;-)

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  1. Heck yes! I have a similar recipe that I'm making this weekend! So yummy!! =D

  2. These look so good and are perfect for fall!

  3. we do a friendsgiving too!! these look soooo yummy!

  4. I love pumpkin spice! These sound delish!

  5. Yumm looks good! Cream cheese frosting is the best!

  6. These look incredible! We have a work party on Thursday and these look like they will be perfect for that!

  7. Holy goodness!!! please say you saved me one!! :) I am impressed!!

  8. Ohh my! These looks amazing! I'm gonna have to try it!

  9. Yum! I love the way you decorated the cupcakes :) I'm sure they taste as good as they look. I'm making those this week.

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  10. you had me at pumpkin. Fabulous as always, love. :) xo


  11. YOU MAKE THE BEST THINGS!!! I never got to make the buffalo quinoa!! That is next on my list!