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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with pumpkin cream cheese icing with flowers in background
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing

A delicious Icing for the Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes!
Prep Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: sweet
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin spice cupcakes
Servings: 24
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 4 Cups powdered sugar sifted plus additional
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 12 oz. cream cheese room temperature.
  • 8 Tbs. unsalted butter 1 stick, room temperature
  • ¼ Cup Pumpkin puree not pie filling


  • Set out cream cheese and unsalted butter to allow to come to room temperature.
  • Sift the powdered sugar.
  • Place cream cheese and butter into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium until fully combined and smooth – for about a minute.
  • Reduce to low speed and very slowly add the sifted powdered sugar and beat for another 3 minutes until fully incorporated and smooth.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and make sure to incorporate the ingredients from the bottom of the bowl.
  • At low speed, add the pumpkin and mix for one minute until smooth. If icing seems too loose, add more powdered sugar ¼ C at a time until desired consistency.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes and then use immediately.


Calories: 330kcal