Pumpkin Cupcakes With Addictive Cinnamon Sugar Frosting

Goodbyes, see you laters, and until we meet again’s are hard.  As a matter of fact they usually suck, so when it came time to do one of those with a good friend I wasn’t looking forward to it.  But it is bitter sweet, since they are about to have a great adventure.  So I said goodbye the best way I could know how, with food.  These cupcakes mark a new beginning for me as well, this was my first ever cupcake recipe from scratch.  I’m happy they turned out well and were a great send off!

For the Cake


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. In one bowl mix the flour, spices, baking powder and soda, and salt.  Combine these ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, mix remaining ingredients.
  4. Then slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mix. Whisking until combined.
  5. Use cupcake liners in a cupcake tin and then fill 3/4 the way up.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Let cool on a rack until room temp (very important for frosting)

For the Icing


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1/2 -1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to:

  1. Begin by creaming the butter and brown sugar together.  This involves using a mixer.
  2. Then add in your cream cheese, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  3. Continue mixing and slowly add in your powdered sugar.  Until achieves some stiffness.  It will still be a soft frosting.
  4. Add to a baggie, cut off the tip, and pipe onto the cooled cupcakes

Sorry not sorry for all the pictures…

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