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pumpkin spice cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

These vegan fluffy pumpkin spice cupcakes are topped with a cream cheese buttercream frosting. Perfect for a fall or winter celebration! Delicious as pumpkin bread too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Kathy Patalsky


  • muffin tin
  • mixing bowl
  • beater



  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree unsweetened
  • 4 Tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 cup raw turbino sugar organic - or similar sugar
  • 1 flax egg 4 Tbsp water + 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract


  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree. Line your muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Whisk together the water and flax seed for your flax egg. Let it sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the wet ingredients. Beat until combined and fluffy.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and beat until fluffy. Your batter will be thicker than an average cupcake batter due to the pumpkin fiber.
  • Fill the muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 18-25 minutes. You want the tops to be fluffy yet firm and sturdy to touch upon removing from the oven.
  • Let them cool for a few minutes in the tin, then remove and let them cool on the counter. You can make your frosting now and place it in the fridge to chill, or wait until the cupcakes are fully cooled and then make the frosting and add right away.
  • Frost the cupcakes, add some pumpkin spice on top, and serve! Store leftovers in the fridge, covered. Best if eaten within a few days.
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*nutritional info does not include frosting

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 3381IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg