pumpkin9pumpkin8For the cupcakes, you will need:
280g plain flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
110g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
5 tablespoons brown soft sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
180ml milk
250g pumpkin, cooked and pureed

And, for the icing, you will need:
Cinnamon cream cheese icing
200g cream cheese, softened
50g butter, softened
350g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

The recipe is based on this one: http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/8521/pumpkin-cupcakes.aspx?o_is=rotd

Preheat the oven to 190oC. This recipe makes quite a lot of cupcakes (24 in total), so you’ll need to line two muffin/cupcake pans with cupcake cases. I used some cute gold foil ones that I thought were quite autumnal. I know what you’re thinking, “Zoe, why not use copper foil cases, you love copper!”, well you’d be right there, and yes I do own some, but I actually preferred the gold in this instance, haha!

To make, sift together the flour, spices, salt and baking powders into a bowl.
Then, in an electric mixer, mix together the butter and sugars until they are incorporated and light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs, one at a time. Then stir in the milk and pumpkin puree.
Then add in the dry ingredients from the other bowl until it’s all just mixed in, but try not to overtax it. Then add the mix into the cupcake cases. I like to do this with an ice cream scoop so you get an even amount in each.

Then pop them in the oven for about 25 minutes, until they are golden brown. Leave them to cool on a rack.

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the icing by adding the butter and cream cheese to the mixer and blending until smooth. Then add the icing sugar a little bit at a time until it is all mixed in. Add in the vanilla and cinnamon and beat until it’s thick and fluffy. When the cupcakes are completely cool, ice the cakes. You can spread the icing straight on, or for a bit of extra decoration, pipe onto the cakes with a piping bag and a star shaped nozzle. I then topped mine off with some pumpkin sprinkles! Only pumpkin by shape, not by flavour, but absolutely adorable none the less. I got hold of these in Homesense. They always have such amazing things in their baking sections, especially around this time of the year so I would highly recommend having a snoop if you’re ever near one. 

The ‘pumpkin spice’ is a mix of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves

pumpkin2 pumpkin3 pumpkin4 pumpkin5 pumpkin6I can’t say i’ve ever baked anything with pumpkin before, but after numerous amounts of people telling me how delicious pumpkin flavoured bakes were, I knew I had to give these a go. They are so lovely and moist and don’t do that “claggy” thing that some cupcakes do when you eat them (you know what I mean, you feel like you need a pint of water after every mouthful, unless of course you are a pro baker and you don’t ever make claggy cupcakes). I feel like these are perfect for this time of the year, especially with a nice cup of tea as you cosy down on the sofa for an evening of television under a blanket. The only issue I had was that I made 24 and had nobody other than Alfie to share them with, so every time someone came over I pretty much forced multiple cupcakes on them, although nobody complained. The spices in the cake are also the perfect compliment to the cream cheese frosting (of which I will be making so much more often now). I’d love to know what you like baking at this time of the year, or if you have a pumpkin recipe you’d love to share! 

  • Julia Swanenberg

    Oh I think this is what I’m going to make for my birthday in 2 weeks. Looks delicious!

  • Kristel T

    The Cupcakes looks delicious. And I`m sure they taste just as good as they look. I would probably have eaten them all, becuase they look so tempting :-)

  • They look amazing! I love the golden foils too! And the little pumpkins are so cute :3

  • naya

    I have to try them! Maybe check my blog and give me some feedback? I would really appreciate it! http://nayasfairytale.blogspot.gr ❤️

  • Ah they look amazing!

  • I can’t wait to make these!

  • These look sooooo good!!


  • Georgia May Know

    Zoe has showed me so many recipes and now I absolutely love baking!

  • Im SO Excited to make these, they look amazing.

    Imaan | http://itsmissh.blogspot.co.za

  • Thanks for the recipe, they look delish! Not sure id sharing is caring in this case though!!


  • Ana Banana

    Those look so good! Would love to sink my teeth in those cupcakes!


  • Maggie

    OMG these look amazing! I am going to make these asap!


  • Indie Hobbit

    Definitely using this recipe for the upcoming weekend! It looks lovely too. Thanks Zoe!


  • They look delicious! :)

  • Gorgeous cupcakes!

  • Lilykath

    They look so cute and halloween-y!! :) Love them!


  • Emma Holland

    I can’t wait to try this recipe :)

    I’ve made lots of cupcakes recently on my blog and soon will be uploading about some caramel cakes :) https://emmatodaytomorrow.wordpress.com xx

  • These are so cute!

  • Gabriela Pranata

    where did you buy the foil cases?

  • These sound amazing! The frosting sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try them! x


  • Kimberly Ann

    Those look amazing! Definitely need to make these!


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  • Zoe

    Going to try out that recipe!

  • These look so good and the perfect autumn baked treat.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  • Bi Deu

    This looks so delicious! I just love cinnamon and nutmeg! I am definitely going to try this recipe soon! But maybe going to make a healthy version of it.


  • Naimah

    I really really really want to try this recipe out because I do like spicy things and I think I will like this! I really want to and if I do, I am sure to send you a picture!

  • emily couture

    These cupcakes look super yummy and great for autumn :)

    emily xx


  • laurenpanda6

    I LOVED the video Zoë!!!! Gave it a like before it even started 😊😊

  • MissSolya 333

    Can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for the great idea



  • Blogging Kind Of Girl

    Love the look of this recipe xx please check out my blog http://bloggingkindofgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Jessica lees

    Could you please make these into cookies as they are amazing!!

  • Soph Cullen

    these look amazing Zoe! You’re a brilliant baker xx


  • Abigail Williams

    Can’t say I’ll ever make these, as I’m not a fan of pumpkin, but you are so good at baking,especially your icing. When I make icing it goes runny, as I don’t have a mixer, but getting one for Christmas! Can’t wait to Christmas, and your festive videos! xx

  • Soph Charb

    Going to bake these first thing tomorrow. Btw does anyone know where i can find pured pumpkin apart from waitrose?

  • Abby

    mmmm these look amazing! Going to be trying these soon! xx


  • Looove the photos and the cupcakes look soo delicious!x


  • emma

    so yummy 😋

  • Camille Snow

    I am certainly going to be making these tonight. :)
    I have been watching your YouTube videos for quite some time and would love to take a trip to London. Could you maybe do a videoor blog post on the best places to shop, tour and eat? :)

  • Amelia

    Im so trying these :D

  • I actually made these but in cookie form and a recipe from my gram but I agree they’re amazing and I’m really really gutted I only have one left :( Glad you tried them out! (my cookie ones are going to be on my blog on saturday!)

  • Zach

    Just finished making them.. they are DELICIOUS :) Check out my photo on Instagram @zachary46237

  • Mary Field

    mmm these look so so yummy!! :) I love cupcakes and the cream cheese frosting actually sounds amazing, I like that bit of tangy kick with the sweet pumpkin flavor! I’m sure they taste just as extraordinary as they look! <3 I look forward to more foodie posts!

    {my blog} http://www.lavitabella7.com

  • these look so good! I’m trying them tomorrow, but I’ll probably change the cream cheese since I’m not a huge fan. fall food is the best, honestly!! (:

    Jessica (http://jessfaithxo.blogspot.com)

  • Annie

    looks amazing can’t wait to make! ;-)

  • Thank you, I’ve pinned it! x


  • Jess Babcock

    These look so yummy Zoe! I wish I could be successful at baking… Somehow my cupcakes always seem to result in a bit of a flop!

    Jess, {my blog} http://0hsojesss.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Sofia Santos

    They look delicious I wish I was better baking !!!

  • definitely will be trying this… just have to switch from European baking measurements to North American!


    • Sanii Wright

      same i have to do that too but I know it will be worth it in the end!

  • Jordyn Elle

    OMG these just look delicious! http://www.jordynyork.com

  • Casie G.

    These look so good, it’s making me hungry just by looking at them. I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Since your funfetty cupcakes were amazing this ones should be too, because you’re a really good baker. :)

  • oooh these look amazing! I love cinnamon and the sprinkles are super cute too! xx
    -Sophie :)

  • We gave these a go today at the studio and they were incredibly delicious. They’re the kind of bake you can whisk out for everyone to be impressed of the appearance! Always nice bonus!

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  • Priya

    I might recreate these even though I never tried pumpkin

  • Lénie Hoareau

    I am definitely trying this out for Halloween :).

  • So glad someone else likes pumpkin spice besides me!

  • These are so pretty! So glad you can share your hobby with us Zoe!


  • Nicola

    Lovely :) I love your writing style too.

  • Nicola

    Awesome :) I love your writing style too Zoe :)

  • Ooooooh, they look delicious! I love how much pureed pumpkin actually goes in them! I can see why doggie wanted a taste ;-)

  • Clare

    Im making these for my disabled mum this weekend. She is looking forward to them. She always loves your recipies xxxx

  • Louisa Sta

    I just made them and they’re so delicious! The cream cheese frosting is amazing, tastes like autumn with a hint of christmas, love it! xx

  • mmm i might give these a go tomorrow! they look so yummy. I really need to have a try with the piping bags, it looks so pretty.

    Thanks, Ellie xx


  • Abby MacK

    They look really nice. I will have to make them with someone. :) xx

  • The Lovely Payton

    These cupcakes look amazing. I will definitely try this recipe for my Halloween party.

    Payton (http://thelovelypayton.blogspot.de)

  • These look SO CUTE! Also, the photography is on point! :) (ps. See you at your signing next week, wahey!!)

    Rachel | http://www.beautyandthebird.co.uk

  • Tamia Mallam

    looking forward to making these!!

  • I’ve never baked anything with pumpkin before, but these look amazing!

    By the way, I am obsessed with how you redid your blog Zoe! It’s so fun to look at and I love the color scheme you have going on! It’s just super inviting! Thanks for not giving up blogging!


  • Hmmmm so yummy!!!

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  • Aleeha

    I’ve never had anything pumpkin flavoured before because it just hasn’t appealed to me… but this…. I NEED TO EAT ONE!
    Aleeha xXx

  • Rachelbellebeauty

    I loved your blog for ages and I just recently started a one by myself so if you wouldn’t mind, could you check it? Thank you xx


  • Flora Colburn

    These look so cute Xx💙🍂

  • Alia-Paige

    I am going to make these with my. Best friend Paige xx❤️🍰

  • Maisie Gilpin

    I’m making these in a cute pumpkin face moulds!!!!!! XD

  • Thato Lethola

    I cant wait to try theese💗💗
    Im making them for Halloween🎃

  • I have to try this recipe soon :). I love cinnamon so the frosting sounds like the most incredible thing :) Great post.
    Kirsty x

  • Absxo

    This is amazing I am going to try this out x Thanks Zoe

  • Caitlin Reid

    I love making these! Morning Glory Muffins!
    Although this recipe sound super scrumptious and I can’t wait to give it a try!
    Maybe this’ll become one of my favourite cupcake recipes.


  • I just finished watching your video & they look so good! Can’t wait to make them!!

    xx ieyra | babysoulz.blogspot.com

  • Jasmine Hart

    They look so good can’t wait to actually make them x

  • They look so Yummy! xx

  • Sophie

    Zoey when you write “I” are you purposely making it lowercase like “i”???
    PS- I love your blogposts and videos!!!

  • the brown boy

    oooooohh I do love spices

  • the brown boy


  • Brianna Campbell

    I made these after doing conversions for the US and the are delicious!!!!!!!

  • Becki

    Can’t wait to make these thanks zoe xx

  • Emma McLeod

    Never tried anything with pumpkin in, but seeing these definitely makes me want to.

    Emma x

  • Millie Bird

    WOW! Zoe these look amazing! Can’t wait to make my own!😊

  • Kristine Esta

    YESSS!! Its such a shame Australia isn’t that into pumpkins and we don’t go all out for halloween as they do in the UK and America. Nonetheless I LOVE THESE and will be trying them out.
    x Kristine

  • Lucy M.

    I’m really looking forward to trying out this recipe, they look incredible :)
    I loved Starbucks’s pumpkin spice latte, so I am sure these will taste amazing!

  • Teng

    Yum, those cupcakes looks amazing. I need to try to make them asap. Hope you have a wonderful day. xo, Teng


  • CreativelyInsane

    These look so yummy :) Fall is definitely our favorite season.

  • Nikola

    CLICK HERE: http://www.nikolasdesserts.blogspot.com
    It’s a very good blog, with lots of recipes e.g. different types of cupcakes or chocolate cakes or shortbread

    And also your recipe is very good, I like it a lot! :)

  • Po Santiago

    These look lovely! Would like to try them out, but Pumpkin isn’t common in the Philippines :( We don’t have autumn as well. For now, I’m sticking with chocolate cupcakes! But for Christmas, I’ll try some cinnamon cupcakes or make my favorite red velvet cupcakes :)

    [baking blog] http://frostandserve.blogspot.com

  • Ayre

    so cute!! I’m not a fan of pumpkin flavors, but at least they’re pretty to look at :D


  • Lauren

    Hi Zoella. I really love your blog! You’ve even inspired me to start my own, so it would mean the world if you checked it out. Thanks for everything. Love, Lauren xxx


  • Emma McQueen

    Zoe I love all of your baking things!! So many things I want to make now!! :) http://fullofgeek.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Just another Blog

    Hi I just started a blog and would love some feedback. Thanks

  • Danielle

    Mmmm these look delicious, cant wait to give these a go!!
    Danielle | danielleashleighx.wordpress.com

  • Amandeep

    These are adorable and look so yummy!!!🎂 I’m asking my parents if I can make them this week!!!

  • Jess Mitchell

    These just look so good! Will be making these some time soon! x

  • Emily Blaise

    I wish i liked autumn flavours because these actually look so good. Autumn in my fave month as you can tell from my blog!


  • Hannah RounsleyFreer

    Sat here reading this recipe and watching the video, wishing that I was good at baking. I love the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks and I imagine that they would taste just as good! x

  • Y asmina

    these look immensely delicious! Defo going to try make them

  • Lucia

    These look awesome! I’m making them on Friday for the Halloween day at school👻

  • Amy05_xoxo

    I’m not a fan of pumpkin but they must taste amazing!!! xxxx

  • Amy05_xoxo

    love this pic xx

  • Alanah Flint

    I made them over the weekend and was fab making these again for a party on Friday

  • Katie Hardwick

    They look so delicious xx :P

  • Rae

    These look so good! I’m loving trying pumpkin flavoured recipes out and anything containing cinnamon!

  • Flobean

    These cupcakes look super cute and yummy! They remind me when I made my watermelon cake for my sister’s birthday: http://flobean.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=watermelon

    My blog–> http://www.flobean.blogspot.co.uk

  • Hmmm. Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got room in my tummy. Lol. I really want one right now with a cuppa.

    Kartonia| stillinmynightie.blogspot.co.uk

  • SavBanav

    These look so good! I definitely want to make them for my upcoming halloween party! :)
    I’d be so grateful if you could check out my blog- I just made it and would really appreciate it if you checked out!! Thanks so much!

    xo Savannah

  • Kimberley Helthuis

    Ooh this looks so good! Just one question. Im looking for cute measure scoops (is that what you call them?). Im living in the Netherlands and i cant find a place where the have this tiny measure scoops. Maybe anywhere on the internet? I would love to have some tips!


  • Hollie

    love these! making them tonight to take into work tomorrow! :D

  • I’m excited to try this one out! I’ll hop by the grocery tomorrow and make these. Hopefully they get done in time for our family event on the weekend. :)


  • Josh

    These look awesome! – jxsh123.blogspot.co.uk

  • Oh my gosh these look deeeeelishhhhh!!! Thanks for the recipe lovely, I’ll have to make myself some!


  • Paula Timofte

    They look sooo yummy!!! aaaa

  • Saskia Reid

    I made these and they were absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much zoè xx

  • I made these cupcakes using a vegan friendly version of this recipe, turned out absolutely delicious! Thanks for the inspo Zoey <3 x


  • These look incredible! I always hear about cooking with pumpkin, but the recipes always require canned pumpkin!

    Lots of Love, Lottie

    Lifestyle blog to make you smile :)

  • Toni_xox_

    I love your blog and it has given me the confidence to create my own can you check it out xx


  • Mariah

    These were probably the best tasting things i have made, i like that you’re baking more now

  • Gwen

    These look delicious!😍

  • River Strong
  • Hetal Bhagat

    I tried them out! I love it!

  • Aimee

    They tasted like the pumpkin spice donuts till you have the cream cheese with it, it tasted delicious, and looked amazing. It actually tasted better than the donuts’
    Love you!! Xx

  • Corinne Altieri

    These cupcakes look soooooo good! Can’t wait to try them!!!

  • El

    I’m making them for the second time with my mom now. Absolutely love them! We’re having them with a bit of vanilla ice cream as dessert tonight :)

  • maria

    Sorry I had to point out this typing error. ‘but try not to overtax’ didn’t u mean over mix

  • Naz

    I’m so telling, (by telling I mean, forcing) my mum to make these!

  • Bobo

    I made it but messed it up..haha teach us how to make tiramisu next time Zoe!!

  • Keira Teale

    I loved the taste of these they are my new favs cupcakesxxx

  • Ashna Ahmed

    Baked some of these for a party at a friend’s. Everyone loved them and kept coming for seconds

  • Amandeep

    Zoe these look absolutely amazing 😉 x


    Hi Zoe
    These cupcakes look so good! Can’t wait to try them!!!

    bộ nồi inox

  • these look so great!!! XXX

  • Elizabeth Anne

    This is absolutely amazing!

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  • Carol Dorries

    So, i just made these but for some reason my cream cheese frosting wasn’t thick enough to do any actual piping onto the cupcakes. Still pretty and delicious but anybody know why it wouldnt work right?