Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Fall Memories

by Alli

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeForFall #CollectiveBias

When fall arrives, I’m all about pumpkin spice cupcakes. These cupcakes are also featured in my best cupcake recipes (17 recipes!). 

Cabin

Fall Road Trip

In a few weeks, I’ll head out on a road trip to that beloved cabin in my beautiful hometown and I get excited every single time I think about going home.  Fall is seen in all its glory and splendor and it’s my favorite time to visit.

Every fall when I arrive in the small town I grew up in, my mind goes back to all the activities I enjoyed when I was growing up.  From bonfires to hay rides, from horseback riding with my best friends to Friday night high school football games, these are memories that I’ve always cherished.

Smells of Fall

When I’m not at the cabin, I’ve learned to recreate the smell and feel of spending a fall day in the country.

Smells of FallHere’s how I capture the joys of fall in my own home:

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

The first thing I do is bake pumpkin spice cupcakes.  Not only does the house smell wonderful, but my family can hardly wait for the cupcakes to be baked, cooled and frosted.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 44 minutes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes are the perfect cupcakes for fall! They begin with a spice cake mix. A cream cheese frosting adds extra flavor to these delicious cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 box (1 lb.) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Candy corn OR candy pumpkins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Place cupcake liners in muffin tins.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pumpkin, oil, eggs and water. Mix according to package directions.
  3. Bake according to the directions on the cake mix. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from tin and cool completely.
  4. Mix butter and cream cheese until well combined. Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  5. Mix until well combined. Frost cupcakes. Top with candy corn or candy pumpkins.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 27mgSodium 183mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 2g

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake & Glade Pumpkin Pit Stop

More Great Fall Smells

Of course, that delicious smell of pumpkin wafting through my home doesn’t last forever.  That’s when I turn to Glade®!

Have you spotted Glade’s limited edition fall scents at Kroger?  My favorites are Hit the Road™ and Pumpkin Pit Stop™ – perfect names AND scents for fall.

Glade Fall Scents

Hit the Road™ reminds me of the winding dirt road I follow to get to the cabin.  The orange, red, yellow and gold leaves are always gorgeous.  Add a crisp, blue sky,  and you’ve nailed this beautiful fall scent.

Limited Edition Fall Scents

An arrangement of fall pumpkins, leaves, and an old, blue truck add a touch of fall to my black, rustic table in the great room.  My Hit the Road™ candle completes the look.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Glade™ Limited Edition Fall Scents

Glade® describes Pumpkin Pit Stop™ as “A slice of heaven, fresh from the market.”  I totally agree. With hints of crystallized caramel and whipped vanilla, Glade® has captured the scent that reminds me of home.

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be adding new fall memories when I hit the road to visit friends and family at the cabin.  I can hardly wait!

Have you tried the new Glade® Limited Edition Fall Collection?  Which scent is your favorite?

Scents of Fall

 

 

42 comments

Jenn @ EngineerMommy September 18, 2015 - 7:10 am

Those cupcakes look divine! I love Fall!

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Kayla September 18, 2015 - 7:31 am

Cupcakes look delicious! Thanks for sharing x

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication September 18, 2015 - 10:37 am

I can smell/taste them now! I LOVE all things pumpkin…and FALL!

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Liz Leiro September 18, 2015 - 2:17 pm

I’m all for pumpkin in the fall! Can’t wait to try out these yummy looking cupcakes 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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Zan September 18, 2015 - 5:20 pm

I have not done much for Fall but of course, I am not home. I love all the tastes and smells of Fall. I think I have that spray at home. Hubby got it from Walmart. It makes the house smell so good!

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Heather September 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm

I actually made pumpkin pie cupcakes last week. My husband loves them and actually found the recipe for me to make him some on Pinterest. I guess that’s the only time a man gets on pinterest is when he wants his wife to make him something, but he enjoyed them and there really good. These look better because of your topping! Yum!

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai September 18, 2015 - 6:42 pm

Fall may be my most favorite of seasons. I love the beautiful colors and wonderful aromas. Thanks for taking me on a walk through my childhood Fall memories. 🙂

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Angelic Sinova September 18, 2015 - 8:07 pm

I have a confession, I LOVE fall but HATE the Pumpkin Spice craze! Although, I do LOVE cupcakes and these do look super yummy. I might just have to give this recipe a try <3

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CourtneyLynne September 18, 2015 - 10:07 pm

OMG these cupcakes sound all sorts of deliciousness!! I still can’t believe pumpkin spice season is here! Crazy how fast time goes by!

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snookerly April 4, 2018 - 4:35 pm

Yeah Time flies, just the other day you wrote this and am here sharing the same sentiments on the pumpkin spice. This summer I will buy this for my kids as I buy them a floor cue rack I promised earlier.

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Chantal September 18, 2015 - 11:13 pm

I WANT these right now! They look so yummy and perfect for this time of year!

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valmg @ Mom Knows It All September 18, 2015 - 11:22 pm

I haven’t tried either of the new scents. I’d want to try the Pumpkin Pitstop first of the two.

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rika September 19, 2015 - 1:20 am

I love everything about fall! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin scents, beautiful leaves and fresh air!

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Mistee Dawn September 19, 2015 - 3:09 am

Yum! Those cupcakes look amazing. And fall is my favorite season! I just picked up some of these Glade products!

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michele d September 19, 2015 - 8:39 am

I love everything about the Fall specially keeping my home smelling wonderful. Your cupcakes are perfect! My kids would gobble them up!

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NYC SingleMom September 19, 2015 - 1:05 pm

wow is it pumpkin season again. Well I have to say these look scrumptious and so easy to make. I need to try these out for a brunch I am having.

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Dina September 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm

those cupcakes look so good. I love smelling pumpkin n my house I would love this scent for sure.

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Jaime Nicole September 19, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Fall is just the best time of year! I love the looks and smells of the season, and pumpkin spice is definitely a signature smell of autumn. I can’t wait to try out your recipe – and maybe a candle or two to keep the aroma fresh throughout the house all season!

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Echo September 19, 2015 - 6:28 pm

Those cupcakes look awesome! I’m going to have to look for the new Glade Fall Collection! I love fall scents!

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Michele September 20, 2015 - 2:35 am

Fall is my favorite time of year also.and I love everything pumpkin! I will definitely be checking out whether where I shop they have these 2 scents from Glade–and getting them if they do,

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Yona Williams September 20, 2015 - 7:56 am

I love that Mellocreme Pumpkins were used as a topper for these cupcakes – that is so cute (and I love that candy!) You have me in the mood for pumpkin spice now.

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Stephanie September 20, 2015 - 8:49 am

I love fall. I’m one of those people who doesn’t like pumpkins though. I’m more of an apple girl. I hope you post some apple spice cupcakes soon!

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Travel Blogger September 21, 2015 - 12:07 am

Those cupcakes look so fluffy and delicious! I bet your house smells amazing too.

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Sonja @ SustainMyCraftHabit September 21, 2015 - 9:46 pm

These cupcakes look so adorable and delicious. I love all things Fall and especially the unique scents of Autumn. Thank you for sharing on #HomeMattersParty.

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