Oct 252010

Mini pumpkin cupcakes

It is this time of the year again…Halloween and lots of nice autumn treats. This is a very simple and easy recipe for pumpkin cupcakes.


Pumpkin Cake
4 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
1 cup canola oil or any vegetable oil
15 oz pumpkin puree
2 cup all purpose flours
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Icing
8oz cream cheese, softened
2 cup confectioner’s sugar
¼ cup butter, softened
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange peel


Pumpkin Cake
In a bowl, sift all the dry ingredients, and set aside. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin puree until light and fluffy. Gently fold in the dry ingredients mix until no more lumps.
Spoon into mini cupcakes pan, half to 2/3 full. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 12 minutes at 350 F

Cream Cheese Icing
Beat all the ingredients together until light and fluffy.

Top the mini cupcakes with the cream cheese icing. Serve room temperature or cold.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that pumpkin is rich in pro vitamin A? Alpha and beta carotene. Moreover, contain high amounts of lutein, which give the pumpkins the orange-red color.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!

  77 Responses to “Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes”

  1. Very elegant cupcakes Juliana. I am sure you’ve enjoyed them a lot. Pumpkin is the queen of the season.

  2. there sure are a lot of pumpkin recipes popping up this time of year isn’t there? these pumpkin cupcakes are adorable! perfect finishing touch with the cream cheese icing with orange peels. i’m sure you enjoyed these very much, as would i.

  3. what charming little cupcakes! I especially like the orange zest, with vanilla, in the cream cheese icing, sort of creamsicle-like!

  4. Very cute and Halloweeeny. I am more excited about the cream cheese frosting. yummy

  5. These look delightful! I love anything pumpkin, and the cream cheese frosting is great.

  6. I have been learning allot about the benefits of pumpkin lately…But I already loved it. These are gorgeous 🙂

  7. Juliana, your cupcakes looks so yummy and cute! Wish I could buy pumpkin puree here too, otherwise I would have to make my own which is very troublesome.

  8. total love. Pumpkin is my favorite flavor!

  9. I wish we celebrated Halloween, it would have been a very good excuse to make these delicious cupcakes!

  10. I am in love with these cute little baked goodies 🙂

  11. Those are tasty little mouthfuls, Juliana! I love miniature muffins and cupcakes.

  12. Those sweet little treats look so adorable. Hope there is one left for me 😀
    *kisses* HH

  13. Julianna…I love the way your festive spirit shines right through this post.
    Adorable Halloween treats are always great to look at.

    Flavourful and festive wishes,

  14. What beautiful cupcakes! these look amazing!

  15. Pumpkin treats are always delicious, especially this time of year! Your cupcakes are beautiful, Julianna!

  16. this looks so cute and adorable:) perfect treat ever! thank you for sharing.

  17. Love all things mini, so cute!

  18. Aww..they look so cute..perfect for halloween!

    US Masala

  19. I think they are cute too! Esp with that cream cheese icing.

  20. These look beautiful Juliana…I love the neat icing on top

  21. these are adorable and love the size

  22. I’m so crazy about pumpkin right now!

  23. These are cute Halloween muffins. I really like them.

  24. These are such perfect little cupcakes. Your piping is exceptional too, A+ and a gold star! I like the use of orange peel in the icing, would add a nice extra element.

  25. Hey Juliana! I’ve so been meaning to make something like this for my Cauldron Boy. They look delicious. I wonder if I could use goat cheese to make a frosting. Hmm, that might be weird (smile)…
    p.s. thanks for your sweet comment on my last post.

  26. I love pumpkin cupcakes…especially in miniature form. I always make cupcakes in my mini-tins now…you don’t feel as guilty (even though I always end up meeting way more than one!) Thank you for sharing, and thank you for your kindness! Now I’m in the mood for some pumpkin cake with cream cheese!

  27. Your cupcakes look so lovely. Perfectly elegantly decorated with the cream chese frosting. Classic terrific combination!

  28. Cool with the little white ‘caps’ : ).
    Happy Halloween!

  29. I never made pumpkin cake, now I am tempted 🙂

  30. These look so cute! Definitely a great gal party food.

  31. Love the pop into the mouth size. Absolutely cute with the little frosting top.

  32. Happy Halloween! What adorable little cupcakes-they look so lovely and moist! 😀

  33. I like the way you decorate these cute little ones!! They look moist and flavourful!

  34. What a perfect following to the delicious meatloaf you posted. I am loving all the pumpkin treats out there right now. Your cupcakes look tasty and I love the cream cheese frosting with the hint of orange. Yum!

  35. Oh those are adorable and so festive!

  36. How adorable. I love mini versions of things, these are no exception. Happy Halloween!

  37. They look so good! What a delightful Halloween/fall treat.



  38. So adorable and delicious looking. I am such a sucker for anything pumpkin.

  39. Looks beautiful and so moist, love the icing on top…

  40. Have a happy Wednesday!

  41. I love mini cupcakes. They look beautiful! And I would love to have one right now! 😉

  42. Love these one-bite cupcakes. So tempting to eat like a dozen of them, though. Would that be so wrong? 😉

  43. Your cakes are so small and perfectly formed – cute and tasty!

  44. Wow! Your cupcakes look so beautiful. Great photos!

  45. Such cute and delicious looking pumpkin cakes! Yum!

  46. These pumpkin cupcakes looks really moist and delicious. Love all the pumpkin recipes that are coming up at this time 🙂

  47. Your cupcakes look great! They’re so cute and look like they have great flavor! They’d make a nice Thanksgiving treat, too!

  48. Those cupcakes look adorable and no doubt they taste delicious.
    Have a great day.

  49. I need to do this – they are so sweet and innocent and scrumptious. Torn between wolfing them down and admiring them.

  50. Aww these little guys are so cute! Great fall recipe!

  51. these mini cupcakes look so cute and delicious! great recipe!

  52. Perfect sweet morsels for Halloween- Hope you have a great one! 🙂

  53. They’re so adorable and sounds delicious too.:)

  54. your back from vacation yeah! I just spotted your mealtoaf..yum i love htese cute little cakes and pumpkin is perfect with cream cheese frosting..


  55. Looks like a perfect little treat for fall.

  56. Love this! Pumpkin is my absolute favorite no matter the time of year, but this is especially lovely, given the Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving seasons! I can’t wait to make this.

  57. I always think that pumpkin is so healthy, that you could eat cupcakes and pie for breakfast. It’s true. 🙂

  58. Wow, these look like the perfect tasty treats to serve on a fall day.

  59. Those little cupcakes are so cute! I love when fall rolls around and we start getting all the great pumpkin recipes. Cream Cheese Frosting is so luscious, too. Yum.

  60. Oh my, those look SO delicious!

  61. the little plops of frosting are just perfect. great cupcakes, juliana!

  62. Very cute. I’m going to pass this along to my sister – her kids would love these!

  63. I see pumpkins everywhere…;-)! But they look gorgeous indeed!

  64. I hope you had a good Halloween!

  65. These Halloween cupcakes are sooo cute!

  66. Delicious recipe Juliana and one in which I don’t have to toss the leftover can of pumpkin!

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  68. Oooh..these look moist and delicious with the cheese frosting….healthy cupcakes! I can eat a few. Thanks very much for dropping by while I was away. Hope you have a great weekend.

  69. Yay for pumpkin cupcakes – love that you made cute little minis!

  70. Hope you had a great halloween! These cupcakes are so cute!! Looks like you made HEAPS of these!

  71. Yum! I love pumpkin cupcakes! The orange in the cream cheese frosting sounds like a great complement, too!

  72. These are sooo cute! I love the dollop of frosting. Great job and welcome back!

  73. Looks like you had a fabulous time in Turkey! The photos are spectacular! That said, I could not resist commenting on these pumpkin cuties! I must make these for Thanksgiving in lieu of pumpkin pie. LOVE them!!

  74. These are so cute, I love the way you piped the frosting on them! Your vacation photos are great, too – they make me want to go on another vaca!

  75. Ohhh cream cheese frosting is my favorite. I could seriously eat it by the spoonful. Especially with a little orange in it. These look so adorable!!

  76. These cupcakes are wonderful. I made them for the teachers at my daughter’s school and they were a big hit! Thanks for sharing.

  77. do they need refridgeration,,,i wanted to make them and put them into plastic boxes like bakeries do.