Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes


My friend hosted a costume Halloween Party and I couldn’t have been more excited!  I love getting dressed up and it is so much fun to see how creative others can be with their costumes.  I wanted to bring a little treat so I made Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes.  Each one was like a bite of perfectly moist pumpkin bread!  (Don’t forget to keep an eye on mini cupcakes while they are in the oven–even just one little minute too long and they can end up dry.  They bake much faster than full-sized cupcakes.) 

I decide to top them with chocolate frosting, but I think that many types of frosting would pair well:

My friend went above and beyond and served the cutest most creative cupcakes at her party.  I just have to share photos with you:b2


How cute are they?! You can tell she is an artist!

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Use a mixer to cream together butter and sugars in a large bowl until fluffy, about 5 minutes.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after adding each.

In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.  Use a wooden spoon to combine.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternating with the milk. Mix until combined.  Stir in the pumpkin and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Line cupcake tin with papers and fill three quarters of the way to the top with batter.  Bake 10-14 minutes.  Cool in pan for 5 minutes then finish cooling on rack.  When cupcakes are completely cool, top with your frosting of choice.

Adapted from Crazy About Cupcakes by Krystina Castella.


11 Responses

  1. Mary I feel famous being mentioned on your blog! Those cupcakes were so fun to make and pretty easy too! Loved your mini pumpkin cupcakes… I think I ate 5 of them that night!! 5 mini’s equal one regular sized cupcake right??? lol

  2. Both of you did a beautiful job on these! Very impressed, as always 🙂

  3. wow those mini pumpkin cupcakes just took my breath away. What a beautiful blog you have here. I have to ask where did you get those seemingly sugar coated candy corn? They almost look like gummies? I like any kind of candy corn 🙂

  4. very cute 🙂 love those nutter butter headstones! i’m not a huge fan of dressing up and halloween, but pumpkin i can get behind 🙂

  5. Oooh so cute.. I love the way the frosting looks! And yes, maple cream cheese frosting sounds like it would be wonderful, too 🙂

  6. these would be perfect for a halloween party 🙂 yum!!

  7. I am currently searching for a recipe for some cupcakes or baked treats to bring to a Halloween party… I was hoping for something healthy but I may just end up making these. Beth, those cupcakes are gorgeous!!!

  8. i just found your blog and couldn’t be happier about it! i can’t wait to explore around. You are so darn cute and so creative…thanks for giving me inspiration!!

  9. Thanks everyone! Caroline–Yes, they are gummy candy corns! I actually found them in the grocery store. I think they are a generic brand. Natalie–Welcome and thank you for your kind words!

  10. Those sound delicious. I too love the sparkly candy corn you used as a garnish.

  11. […] Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes (and Halloween cupcake decorating ideas) […]

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