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pumpkin cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Nancy Allen
Wentzville, MO

Love the lemon cream cheese frosting with the pumpkin cake, such a winner.

(2 ratings)
yield 12 cupcakes
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pumpkin cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting

  • 1 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2
  • 1 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger, ground
  • 1 pkg
    8oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    confectioners sugar
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice

How To Make pumpkin cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350F. 12 muffin cups, greased or paper-lined. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, pumpkin, oil and eggs until well blended.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling about three-quarters full.
  • 3
    Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and dry. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove onto wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4
    Prepare frosting: In a small mixing bowl, beat cream and confectioners sugar until smooth. Add lemon zest and juice and continue to beat until smooth and blended. Swirl the tops of each cupcake with the frosting.

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