How To Make Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes - Perfect For Halloween

How to make Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes - perfect for Halloween

I'm slightly addicted to those pumpkin spiced lattes you can find at a certain coffee shop, so I decided to make up some cupcakes that celebrated that delicious flavour. Halloween is coming up so it's the perfect time to crack these out for friends and family.

They're easy-peasy to make, you could even get the kids to help if you wanted! While you're in the Halloween mood, check out Stephanie's marvellous no-carve pumpkin today.

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How to make your Halloween cupcakes

  • 125g flour
  • 125g butter (at room temperature)
  • 125g sugar
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 3 x 15ml tablespoon full fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / gas mark 6 and fill a muffin tin with 12 cases.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes before they go in the oven
Now you can lick the bowl...

2. Blitz in a food processor until smooth. Pulse when adding milk, one tablespoon at a time.

3. Divide into muffin tin and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes coming out of the oven
Yum yum yum!

4. Let them cool in their tins, then transfer to a wire rack.

How to make your pumpkin spiced icing

  • 170g pumpkin puree
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 640g icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Add butter to a mixing bowl. Stir in your pumpkin puree with a whisk. Add vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon to the mix and beat together.

2. Slowly add the icing sugar. Stir well until you get a great consistency to spread on your cupcakes. Add colourful sprinkles.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes on a board
Spiders optional

I hope you enjoy making them - I did! Don't forget to share with all your pals using the buttons above and below.


Colleen B


Lifelong biscuit addict. Obsessed with recipes, cooking & eating. Slightly lazier than the average bear, so likes writing about life hacks & discovering the quickest / easiest way to do things.

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  1. Author Marian on October 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I only have a microwave for cooking :(

  2. Author Phil S on October 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    What kind of flour are you using, is it plain? Thanks

    1. Author Stephanie C on October 31, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Hi Phil. You need to use plain flour for this recipe. Enjoy!


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