Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ready to have your mind blown? I was browsing the interwebz and came across Big Red Kitchen‘s 2 ingredient cake that used only a boxed cake mix and pumpkin puree. And, that’s IT. Say it ain’t so, right? Yep, that was my first impression! I decided to give it a whirl using a spiced cake mix. Spice cake plus pumpkin? Holy yum.

This is probably the easiest thing I’ve ever made! Just mix the cake mix with the pumpkin puree and bake. I wanted to mix cupcakes instead of a regular cake, and they turned out SO good. So moist and spicey.

The frosting really makes the cupcakes. Cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Yum. I love fall baking!


  • Cake mix of choice (I used a spice cake mix but I imagine a chocolate one would be so good!)
  • 1-15 oz can of Pumpkin Puree


  • 1 package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar

Mix the cake mix and the pumpkin puree in a stand mixer. Fill your muffin tin holders 3/4 of the way full with the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool completely while making your frosting.

For the frosting: mix all of the ingredients together until fluffy and frost your cooled cupcakes!

Enjoy! ;)



  1. How do u store these…i wanted to make them for Thanksgiving but bc of the cream cheese icing i wasnt sure if they needed to be refrigerated?

  2. Do these need to be put in the refrigerator due to the cream cheese icing??? I want to make them the night before Thanksgiving???? Thanks in advance!!

  3. Dawn bowman says:

    Just made these cupcakes-delicious!! I CAN’T believe how easy they are to make!! Perfect fall recipe!! Thanks :) :)

  4. Maralea says:

    I am so going to make these! They look awesome!

  5. Janet W. says:

    I’ve never attempted to make this kind before, but I think I will now! So easy and delicious!

  6. Today being the first day of Autumn, seems like the perfect time to whip these up:) thanks for the recipe!

  7. OMG! I would love to try this with a carrot cake mix!

  8. Jennifer Dysart says:

    I loooooove this! I was thinking about making pumpkin cupcakes or cookies or both!

  9. OMG these are pretty damn good!

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