Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Welcome to Big Girl Baking. This is a website for all things yummy and bad for you! Today's recipe is Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. This page will give you a step by step tutorial of how to bake these declicious fall treats. When you reach the bottom you will have made a wonderful batch of cupcakes that your friends and family will "fall" in love with!


  • 1/4 C Butter Softened
  • 3/4 C Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 C Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 C Brown Sugar, Packed Firmly
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 C Whole Milk
  • 1 Tblsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 (15oz) Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 1/3 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tblsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger


  • 1(8oz) Package Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 C Butter Softened
  • 4 Cups Confectioner Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Step 1

First off we need will need to pre-heat the oven to 350 °. Next we will want to gather all of our ingredients together to make the cupcakes. The frosting portion we will get to in a little bit.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, add in butter, applesauce, sugars, and eggs and beat over medium speed until combined. Add in pumpkin and continuing beating until thoroughly incorporated.

Step 3

In a liquid measuring cup, combine milk and lemon juice and set aside.

Step 4

In a medium bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients. Slowly, over medium speed, add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, alternating with the milk mixture, beating well after each addition.

Step 5

Line cupcakes trays with paper liners and then spray lightly with a non-stick cooking spray. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full and bake for 22 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Step 6

To make frosting, combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and beat over medium speed until ingredients begin to combine, slowly increase speed and continue beating until a frosting is formed. Once cupcakes cool completely, frost as desired and enjoy!.