Easy Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Pumpkin Frosting Recipe


I’ll come right out and say it. I am not the type of girl to shy away from a cake mix. I do bake from scratch the majority of the time, but every once in a while I like to stray…to the dark side.

These cute little cupcakes utilize a spice cake mix, premade cream cheese frosting and canned pumpkin. Few ingredients, a few minutes to bake, and you have a wonderful treat full of fall flavors.

Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Pumpkin Frosting

Yield: about a dozen cupcakes


1 box of your favorite brand spiced cake mix + any ingredients called for on the cake mix box (like eggs, oil, or water)
1 can cream cheese frosting
1/3-1/2 cup pumpkin puree
spices (cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice works)


1. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box. Bake in cupcake liners according to baking instructions listed on the box. Let cool.

2. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese frosting with the pumpkin puree and spices. Stir until smooth. Add frosting to the cooled cupcakes.

3. Top with sprinkles and enjoy.