Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Fall Memories

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


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.


  • 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


  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 170 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 27mg Sodium 183mg Carbohydrates 24g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 15g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 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



About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. Those cupcakes look divine! I love Fall!

  2. Cupcakes look delicious! Thanks for sharing x

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  8. 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

  9. CourtneyLynne says

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. NYC SingleMom says

    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.

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

  17. 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!

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

  19. 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,

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

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

  23. 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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