Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I love me some Pumpkin anything… haha. 
SO to celebrate Halloween month, and my birthday month of course… 
I would like to share with you my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes!

Ingredients Needed:
Spice Cake Mix
1 can of pumpkin puree
1 cup apple sauce (veg. oil substitute)
Other ingredients needed per the cake mix instructions
(Mine called for three eggs and 1 1/3 cup of water)
Cupcake liners of course!
Ground Cinnamon

Mix up your cake mix according to the directions, substituting the apple sauce for the oil called for in the recipe. 
I’ve said it before… But apple sauce makes for a more moist and healthy treat!
Plus, it’s kind of fun to add apple sauce to fall recipes anyway, don’t ya think! 

Then, once your cake is all mixed up…. Add the can of pumpkin and blend it in. 

I used the smaller can of pumpkin puree because my husband is a little less nuts about pumpkin then me… And let’s face it…. Somebody needed to help me eat all these… haha!

For more of a pumpkin flavor, you can use the larger can of course! 

Then you’ll want to carefully spoon your mix into your cupcake liners!

AND if you’re like me and run out of cupcake liners because you realize the mix is going to go a little further than you thought… haha! you can also make a small cake. 

Pop them in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Mine took about 17 minutes. 

When they come out of the oven they are the most delicious Fall orange color!!! 

Now… For the topping, I iced each cupcake (and my small cake) with cream cheese icing. 

Here you could add some orange food coloring, to make it more Halloween-ish… 

Then I sprinkled a little ground cinnamon on top, to round out the SPICE of the cupcakes of course! Again, here you could do sprinkles.. candy corn, sky’s the limits peeps! Go crazy! šŸ™‚

And are they delish! 

If you’re like me and LOVE you some pumpkin… You are gonna love these!

The recipe makes about 24 cupcakes and one small cake!

So… What do you think? Going to try it out? 
I’d love to hear how you like them!!!
Happy October Lovelies!!! 

Linking this here and here and to these.


  1. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    They look really yummy Kassi!

  2. Mmmm I posted Pumpkin donuts on my blog today! We must be on the same wave-length! These look sooooo yummy!! šŸ™‚


  3. These look really tasty! I love anything pumpkin. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Ami w/AliLilly says:

    OH DELICIOUSNESS!!! šŸ™‚ Ya know, I make the same cupcakes but with NUTELLA frosted on top!! Do you like Nutlella?? I SERIOUSLY think Nutlella came STRAIGHT from HEAVEN! šŸ™‚

  5. Wow those look amazing šŸ™‚ Yum! Thanks for linking up to Scatter Girls.

  6. poindextr says:

    me too – love love love pumpkin goodies and I SO need to make these cupcakes this weekend! thanks for the recipe and the tip about the applesauce-oil substitute. so clever!

  7. Tammy@InStitches says:

    I love these and will be making them tonight !

  8. Erin O'Riordan says:

    These look great!

  9. how did i miss this.. i mean they are cupcakes! šŸ˜€ YUMMM

  10. These look delish! And I love that it's an easy recipe! As always thanks for linking up!

  11. Oh those look delicious! Thanks for the link up in New Food Friday!

    ~Ashley: http://andthelittleonestoo.com

  12. Ami w/AliLilly says:

    I'm making these Thursday!!!! šŸ™‚

  13. I just tried making these and the bottom just wont cook. It’s all mushy and they have been in the oven for 20mins+. Any suggestions??

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      I just clicked over to your post… assuming too much apple sauce was the issue? Thanks so much for trying my recipe and sharing it with your readers!!!

  14. it’s only 830 am but I could use a pumpkin cupcake right around now lol. thanks for sharing. might have to try soon!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Anytime is a good time for a pumpkin cupcake, right?! šŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment love Stacey!!


  1. […] LOVE pumpkin anything, especially during my favorite season! I found this little recipe on Truleylovely and decided to try it out! It is soo simple to make, I cant believe IĀ haven’tĀ tried this […]

  2. […] Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes by Truly Lovely […]

  3. […] with Cinnamon Chips 4.Ā PumpkinĀ Dump Cake 5.Ā No BakeĀ PumpkinĀ Cheesecake 6.Ā PumpkinĀ Spice Cupcakes 7.Ā PumpkinĀ Carrot Cake Bread 8.Ā Downeast MaineĀ PumpkinĀ Bread 9.Ā PumpkinĀ Chocolate Chip Bars […]