It’s everyone's favorite frightful night! Before you don your costumes and grab that big ol' trick-or-treat bag, take a few minutes to whip up a batch of these pumpkin cupcakes. This recipe is so simple, it's scary!


For Cupcakes

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1c water
  • 1/3c oil
  • 2/3 c pumpkin puree

For Frosting

  • 1 6oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp of butter, room temperature
  • 4c powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the cake mix as instructed on the bob, substituting part of the oil for the pumpkin puree.
  2. Pour spoonfuls of the batter into lined cupcake tins and bake for 25-28 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool completely before decorating.
  3. For the frosting, whip butter, cream cheese, and vanilla in a mixer until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing in between. After all sugar has been added, drop in the cinnamon and whip on high for 3-5 minutes. (A tip I learned from Georgetown Cupcake)
  4. Once your frosting is nice and fluffy, transfer into a pastry bag and decorate however your ghoulish heart desires. I used these adorable Skeleton Marshmallow Pops from Treat Street!


Have a Happy Halloween everyone!