Pumpkin Streusel Spice Cake or Cupcakes

Dee Stillwell


I was asked to make pumpkin cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes for a party. I searched alot of recipes and since I ran out of sugar making the chocolate ones, I decided to use a cake mix recipe for the pumpkin ones, with my own twist. I like the combo of spices rather than just pimpkin pie spice. They were a big hit and led to an order for 18 of them in a few days. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
25 Min



  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 - 3 1/4 oz
    box butterscotch instant pudding
  • 2 tsp
    pumpkin pie spices
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1 - 15 oz
    can of pumpkin puree
  • 4 large
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 1/4 c

  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp

  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 c
    heavy cream, cold
  • 1/3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 of a 3 oz
    box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Pumpkin Streusel Spice Cake or Cupcakes


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9"x13" baking pan by spraying with Pam or line 2 - 1 dozen cupcake pans with liners.
  2. Mix all batter ingredients together and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared cake or cupcake pans.
    Mix streusel ingredients together. sprinkle streusel over cake batter. Bake for 25 minutes or until done. Let cool completely.
  3. Make mousse in chilled bowl. Beat heavy cream, sugar, vanilla and pudding mix till soft peaks form. Add cream cheese and beat with wire whip mixer attachment until medium stiff peaks form. Pipe a swirl on top of cupcakes. Dust with pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!

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About Pumpkin Streusel Spice Cake or Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtag: #pumpkin

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