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Pumpkin Pie Cupcake Bites

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It’s November, and we are kicking off this delicious pumpkin filled month with these Pumpkin Pie Cupcake Bites! I don’t know about you, but after a big Thanksgiving dinner, it’s nice to have just a little bite of something sweet. At least to tie you over until the “real” dessert is served.

Back in July, I shared Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Bites baked in these cute little cups, so when I was looking for a mini cupcake to bake for Thanksgiving, I thought of these right away.

The cups are actually made for ketchup and you can find them at restaurant supply stores. The cupcakes bake fine in them and most of the time pop right out. I did have a few, with this recipe, that stuck to the bottom, so you may want to give them a light coat of cooking spray. The cups also tear easily, so to eat them you can just tear the edge of the cup and take the cupcake out.

To bring in more of the Pumpkin Pie flavor, I topped them with real whipping cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar mixture. You can also use just cinnamon, I found though, if you combine it with a little sugar it looks better on top of the whipping cream or frosting.

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake Bites

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake Bites

Yield: 24 cupcakes or about 50 mini cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The perfect little bite of dessert after a big dinner. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com



  • 1 Betty Crocker spice cake mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin {not pumpkin pie filling}
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk {splash of vinegar in a measuring cup and fill with milk}
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Whipping Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cvream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Splash of vannila



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place cups on a cookie sheet or liners in a cupcake pan
  2. Mix cake batter with additional ingredients until well combined
  3. Divide into cups or liners - for the cups I used 1 tablespoon batter
  4. Bake cups about 10 minutes and cupcakes about 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Whipping Cream

  1. Pour cold whipping cream into a small bowl and beat on medium until cream begins to thicken, turn mixer to high and continue beating
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until cream is stiff
  3. Add vanilla
  4. Fit a decorator bag with a round tip {I used #2A}, fill with whipping cream
  5. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture, optional




  1. I would like to make these they look yummy. I have a question when you say a splash of vinegar about how much? And can you tell me the purpose of using the vinegar with the butter milk .i I am a beginner baker .
    Thank You in advance.

    1. Hi Mattie, the splash of vinegar in the milk creates the buttermilk, you can also use regular buttermilk if you like, but most people don’t like buying a container of it and then use a small amount. You should use about 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
      Happy Baking!

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