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Pumpkin Cupcakes ~ Cupcake Tuesday

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Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday!Β Β  If you are new here, grab a cup of tea or a glass of milk and enjoy a cupcake!

Did you see all the really cute Halloween Cupcakes last week on Cupcake Tuesday? There are so many fun ideas floating around right now, there aren’t enough hours in the day.

These Pumpkin Cupcakes not only look like Pumpkins, they taste like Pumpkin and are filled with Pumpkin Mousse! {that’s alot of Pumpkin! LOL}

Psst…see those cute orange and black striped cupcakes? Subscribe to Cupcake Chronicles (in the sidebar) and I’ll teach you how to make them this Friday!

These Pumpkin Cupcakes are from a recipe I found on Taste of Home, don’t let the list of ingredients scare you away, they go together very easily.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Make pumpkins cupcakes with this recipe from HoosierHomemade.com.


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 1/3 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup buttermilk (watch my video to see how I make my own)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fill muffin tins with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.
  5. Add pumpkin, beat well.
  6. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients, sift together (I use a whisk to mix).
  7. Add to pumpkin mixture, alternating with buttermilk, and beating well after each addition.
  8. Bake cupcakes 10 – 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean. Or, bake these in Mini Bundt Pans and turn them into Pumpkins (see video. )
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

Yummy pumpkin mousse recipe from HoosierHomemade.com.


  • 1 small box vanilla pudding + milk (2 cups)
  • Whipping cream (real or Cool Whip, about 1 cup)
  • 3 heaping teaspoons pumpkin
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. Mix pudding and place in fridge to set.
  2. Fold in whipping cream, pumpkin and cinnamon.

Fill cupcakes…or just eat with by the spoonful πŸ™‚

This is really not a “typical” cupcake…but it’s little…cute…and it’s a pumpkin! So I just had to make it for you! And…here’s a video showing you how to create the leaves and tendrils (I called them stems on the video…oh well)

Here’s what you will need to decorate your Pumpkin Cupcakes…

  • Candy Pumpkins – I used Mellowcremes, Jelly and Gummi
  • Sprinkles, optional
  • Cupcake Wrappers, optional {I shared how to make your own in my Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter last week…sign up to learn how}
  • Stems – Pretzel nuggets and green Twizzlers
  • Leaves and tendrils – Fruit slices

Linking to…Eat at Home

Now, it’s time to share your creations! Please be sure to link back to this post so your readers can enjoy all the entries and visit one or all of the participants.


  1. how many cupcakes does this recipe make?

    1. It should make the normal 24-30, depending on how much you add to your liner. I usually put about 1/4 cup in each.

  2. Dayna Jackson says:

    This some adorable food!!!! Makes me want to cut out on work & go home to bake!!!

  3. That pumpkin mousse looks sooo good! I make the ugliest cakes and cupcakes in the world. I think I’m a lost cause at making beautiful food, so it makes me really appreciate someone like you, who does such a great job!

  4. Oh. Many thanks for sharing this wonderful video and post! The cupcakes are really cute and is really timely! I will definitely try this out this coming Halloween. For trick or treaters! LOL.

  5. Looks great, I looked for the cupcake chronicles in the side bar and I don’t see it. I must be missing some thing. A little help please? Thanks!!

    1. It says…Sign up to receive my newsletter…right below the Full Cup ad
      Thanks πŸ™‚

      1. hmmmm, I put in my e mail and it says I already get updates from Hoosier homemade….guess I will be getting the news letter Friday πŸ™‚

        1. Do you get my daily feed? They are the same, you will just get an additional Cupcake Newsletter πŸ™‚

  6. I LOVE anything with pumpkin in it. These cupcakes look scrumptious! I am having a Halloween Party this year. Maybe I will give them a try!

  7. I cannot get over how talented you are when it comes to cupcakes! I wish I had that much patience πŸ™‚

  8. Yum!!! I love pumpkin. I love cupcakes. This has gotta be a winner! πŸ™‚

  9. I’m still desperatly searcing for the candu corn cupcake recipe??? This looks fantastic, but I really wanted to make those for our Family night next week… I signed up for the newsletter, because I just found your blog and LOVE your great ideas, but I only hqve found the recipe for the candy corn, not the candy corn cupcakes?? Help? Thanks for having lots of great ideas I can borrow & impress my kids with!

    1. The candy corn cupcakes were in the Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter last Friday…I will forward them to you.

      1. Could you please forward last weeks newsletter with the candy corn cupcake recipe to me as well? I signed up last Wed, but would love to have it. Has today’s gone out yet? Thanks!

        1. Hi Kristi…I’ll send it over soon. The Cupcake Chronicles goes out every Fri a.m. πŸ™‚

          1. Nellana Cook says:

            I would love the candy corn recipe and the how to on the cupcake holders. I just found your website and really like it.

          2. Nellana Cook says:

            yes I am signed up but missed the cupcake wrapper one. I signed up after that. I would love the candy corn cupcake recipe also.


      2. thankyouthankyouthankyou! No, please excuse my brain (I have 6 kids, sometimes it just doesn’t kick in) I combined my 2 email addresses on my last post!!! Gah!!! I’ve corrected it now – would you mind trying it to a real address? thanks so much!

  10. pamela ponder says:

    so cute thanks for posting the tutorials…I so want to try that pumpkin one out its so adorable..and I like the fact it looks like a real pumpkin!!! the recipe sounds divine…

  11. Great little tutorial on the Bundt pumpkins and leaves! All the pumpkins are cute! Love your apron too — very appropriate for the Cupcake lady. Joni

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