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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect little treats for celebrating Fall! Easy recipe that starts with yellow cake mix and yields soft, moist perfectly spiced pumpkin cupcakes! 
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5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Servings: 24


  • 1 box yellow cake mix 15.25 oz
  • 1 3.4oz small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 15 oz pure pack pumpkin
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup salted butter 1 stick, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla



  • Preheat your oven to 350F degrees and line your muffin pan with cupcake liners or grease them with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add all of the ingredients for the cupcakes into a large mixing bowl and beat for 4 minutes.
  • Fill your cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.
  • Let cool completely and then frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and the milk. Beat again. Add more milk ( a little at a time) if needed to help reach the desired consistency.