Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (URS: Pumpkin & Squash Recipes)

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After last Christmas I scored major big time on the post-holiday clearance sales. Organic canned pumpkin for 50 cents a can? I’m all over that. As such, I’ve had no pumpkin shortage here. We’ve been able to enjoy it whenever we want in all kinds of pumpkin baked goods.

I’ve had a great time experimenting. Recently, I wanted to do some baking and found myself with only one egg. A few tweaks to a number of different recipes and I came up with this recipe for Pumpkin Cupcakes. The recipe only makes 12, so you won’t have too many.

As if that were a problem.

These pumpkin cupcakes are super simple to pull together — from scratch — and just may disappear before you get them frosted. But, the cream cheese frosting takes them over the top!

Pumpkins aren’t the only good thing that Fall brings. Check out these great posts from my Eat Well, Spend Less friends. Each of these great bloggers brings you a great idea to make the most of seasonal fall foods.

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  1. Love that the cake part uses only 1/4 cup butter! Will make some frosting using reduced fat cream cheese, which is thinner, and then put in a pastry tube to make a little squiggle of frosting to further cut fat.

  2. These look delicious! They are going to my pinboard to make VERY soon!!!!

  3. Yum….you’re making me want to go and buy some pumpkin. I did share our favorite “cake” recipe above! I’m envious of your steal of organic pumpkin last year!! I don’t have a stock pile this year like I normally do!

  4. Saw that you were revising recipes due to having just one egg. It made me remember that flaxseed meak can be used as an egg substitute, just read that in the last month. Guessing you already may know that, but wanted to mention in case you haven’t. I haven’t tried it yet, but thought it was interesting.

  5. How did your family of 8 handle only 12 pumpkin cupcakes? Hopefully no one got hurt during the mad dash for the last 4. 🙂

    This is a great linkup. Pumpkin and squash season is one of my favorite times of the year.

  6. Thanks for hosting. This may be my favorite topic yet! LOVE the pumpkin.

  7. Carrie Phelps says

    I go to the local Farmers Market every Saturday for these! It will be closing shortly & I now of the recipe, thank you!

  8. http://tipnut.com/egg-substitutes/
    I used to bake without eggs, till my #1 outgrew her egg allergy so I was always looking for egg substitutes. You really cannot tell there are no eggs! This site is just one, I commonly used the vinegar/oil/baking powder. Another site said it was good for up to 3 eggs.

  9. melissa says

    Made these this morning! Yum! I doubled the batch (just used the whole can of pumpkin which was a little over 1.5 cups) and added mini chocolate chips. It made 2 dozen regular size and 1 dozen minis. My cooking time was quite a bit less though–just 16-17 for regular and 10 for mini.

  10. mmmm love Cream Cheese Frosting! Thanks for the linky party!

  11. They look so yummy in the picture! Reminds me of all the pumpkin muffins I ate with my second pregnancy.

  12. I wish I had some cream cheese so I could make these this afternoon. Since it only makes twelve, that’s a great number for our family of five. Thanks for the recipe!!

    Hmmm. Maybe I could get my husband to pick up some cream cheese on the way home….

  13. I heart pumpkin.

  14. Kristen says

    Yummy! I had some cupcakes like these a while back and have been looking for a recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh, these look GOOD> I LOVE pumpkin and especially organic pumpkin. Thanks for the tip about waiting till after the holidays to stock up on this stuff,hopefully on sale 🙂 🙂 I was curious about the post title today. I’ve been away from blogging for awhile now, since Im ove…but the stuff in parantheses (URS: Pumpkin andSquash recipes)…is that part of your recipe filing system? Do you have a link that explains that a bit more? I think it’s interesting and am looking to organize my recipes at some point.
    Love andhugs from the ocean shores, Heather 🙂

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Every week I post an Ultimate Recipe Swap (URS) that is themed. This week is Pumpkin and Squash. 😉

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