Easy pumpkin cupcakes

Quick And Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

These easy pumpkin cupcakes taste like Fall, and in a good way! Follow this super simple recipe to treat your family!

Easy pumpkin cupcakes

I have known one of my best friends for many years: more years than I really care to think about! We have probably gone through more experiences in those years than you can imagine, from school to working together and traveling around the world together.

Her grandchildren are 6 and 4 years old and have voracious appetites akin to vacuum cleaners, sweeping up any treats when they come over. Many children have discerning palates these days.

Being exposed to cuisines from around the world, we need to make something different when they come to visit. It’s fun to play guessing games as to the ingredients in that specific treat 😉

The last time they came back in October, I had decorated the house with ‘spooky pumpkin faces’ which they loved. But they gasped with horror and cries of ‘yuck’ filled the house when they thought that the treat was going to be the pumpkin soup which was sitting on the top of the stove !

They did not realize that this was not for them: this was for our own dinner party! They were about to enjoy some of my QUICK Pumpkin Cupcakes. I didn’t tell them what was in the cupcakes until they had finished the 4 cupcakes on the plate….’delicious’, said the little one…..I rest my case!

Yield: 12

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

These easy pumpkin cupcakes taste like Fall, and in a good way! Follow this super simple recipe to treat your family!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



Preheat oven to 340°F/170°C/Gas mark 4. Grease the cupcake pan

Combine all the dry goods in one bowl. Mix together all the ‘wet’ ingredients in a separate bowl, and beat until blended. Add the dry goods to the wet and gently stir until everything is well mixed together.

Spoon the mixture into the cupcake pan up to approx ¾ full. Bake for 25 minutes until golden and firm to the touch. Check the centers with a wooden pick: if it comes out clean, the cupcakes are ready. If not, return to the oven for another 5 minutes.

While the cupcakes are cooking, beat together the ingredients for the frosting mix. If the mix is too wet, add a little more icing sugar. If too dry, add a drop more milk.

When completely cool, decorate the cakes with the frosting, and top with a little half-moon of crystallized lemon.

You can use whatever frosting or icing flavor you want – or, if you don’t like frosting, simply leave it off! There are a couple of icing recipes on the Pumpkin Cake Recipes page along with lots of other cake ideas.


Variation for these quick pumpkin cupcakes

Have some fun decorating with some pumpkin shaped candy? These are fabulous for decorating any autumn desserts or cakes.

Pumpkin cupcakes decorated with mini pumpkin shaped candy

I actually have tons of ideas for easy Pumpkin cupcakes and you can find some of my favorites below!! These will definitely make some of the best Halloween pumpkin dessert ideas for your guests. 

Quick Pumpkin Cupcakes

Looking for some quick pumpkin cupcakes that are easy to make! These recipe ideas will be a real treat this Fall!

If you love pumpkin and coffee you will be addicted to the taste of these divine pumpkin mocha cupcakes! They really look the part and taste amazing!

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When I think of pumpkin and Gingerbread together I think of holiday times and spending time with family and friends! The cream cheese frosting is literally the icing on top of the cake, if you do not mind a pun!

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Not many people will turn down chocolate so I know my loyal readers will love these pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes.

They are moist and the addition of the chocolate will help these melt in your mouth when enjoyed with a coffee!

Like all my chocolate chip pumpkin recipes these would not stay in my house for long.

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I would eat these alone for the maple syrup buttercream frosting on top because as soon as Fall hits I instantly crave anything with maple in it! I guess I can say the same about pumpkin though!

These do take an hour to make but it is the best 60 minutes you will spend in the kitchen when you get to savor the taste afterwards!

They have a pecan on top and generous amount of pecan throughout. One word...SCRUMPTIOUS

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These pumpkin tiramisu cupcakes are actually very similar to my pumpkin mocha cupcakes in the way they are a combination of pumpkin and coffee.

The best news is that these are real quick to make, and you can have 20 done in a little over 30 minutes!

I am guessing my friends and family will have them all eaten in 5 minutes flat!

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My gluten free pumpkin bread recipes are insanely popular, but people keep asking me what my favorite gluten free pumpkin cupcake recipe is!

I was struggling to find one, that is until I came across these! The combination of Pumpkin and Butterfingers works so well together!

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These Pumpkin Spice latte cupcakes are brilliant for adults and kids alike! The addition of M & Ms are a real winner.

If you like Dunkin Donuts spice coffee, you will love these as it is one of the main ingredients! I love lots of different Pumpkin Spice coffees including the Dunkin version.

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If you want to spice up your chocolate cupcakes you just need a subtle hint of pumpkin and you are Fall ready!

I love pumpkin and chocolate together, you just need to sample my pumpkin chocolate cake to see why, which is why I love these cupcakes so much.

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These cupcakes feature an iced pumpkin on top so they are visually appealing!

The video shows you how to make yours look and taste as good as these.

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These low carb pumpkin cheesecake cupcake muffins have a sugar free filling making them so healthy!

I love keto pumpkin recipes with cream cheese and this one is amongst my favorites.

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You do know that you can also get some easy pumpkin cupcakes that are not edible?! I made some pumpkin pie soap cupcakes for a Thanksgiving gift! They did smell and look good enough to eat, but instead they were for the bath!

What would you serve with your Quick and Easy Pumpkins Cupcakes?


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