Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Fall Memories

by Alli

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes is a sponsored post. 

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 my family’s beloved cabin in my beautiful hometown. 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 hayrides, 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

These pumpkin spice cupcakes are always a big hit with my family and friends.  Pumpkin Spice Cupcake & Glade Pumpkin Pit Stop

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes (full recipe card down below)

  •  spice cake mix
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
  • eggs
  •  water
  • vegetable oil

For the cream cheese frosting, you’ll need:

  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • Candy corn OR candy pumpkins (for garnish)

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Yield: 24 cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 box (1 lb.) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Candy corn OR candy pumpkins, for garnish


  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



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 27mgSodium 183mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 2g

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Making Fall Memories

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!

Scents of Fall



Originally published in September 2015, updated September 2020

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