Pumpkin Angel Food Cupcakes

Happy Halloween!!!!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend and have a wonderful Halloween!  I made these Pumpkin Angel Food Cupcakes w/Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Frosting.  I used an angel food cake mix because I was pressed for time, but you could also make these angel food cupcakes from scratch.  The addition of the pumpkin makes them airy and fluffy and gives them a wonderful flavor.  I added pumpkin pie spice to a vanilla buttercream and it tasted fantastic!

Do you have any fun plans for Halloween or any delicious recipes to share?  Enjoy!

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 Box white angel food cake mix
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup cold water
Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Frosting:
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-2 tbsp whipping cream
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with 21 cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cupcake ingredients on low for 30 seconds.  Beat on medium speed 1 minute and pour into the cupcake liners up to the rim.  Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow cupcakes to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter.  Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add vanilla, pumpkin pie spice,  and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
  5. Fit a piping bag with frosting tip of choice and fill with frosting.  Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and serve.
*Adapted from Betty Crocker


Filed under Baked Goods, Desserts

8 responses to “Pumpkin Angel Food Cupcakes

  1. I have never seen angel food cupcakes. Are they as light and fluffy as the real cake? Beautiful photos!

  2. Ohh, I love the combo of pumpkin and angel food cake. My husband hates anything pumpkin-flavored so I guess that just means more for me. 🙂

  3. Amy

    These sound heavenly! I love angelfood, but have never seen pumpkin! They are beautiful as well!

  4. Nothing wrong with using a box mix. These sound awesome and the simplicity of it makes it even awesomer! We are just taking the kiddo’s trick-or-treating. Happy Halloween!

  5. Nom nom nom. These look delicious! Plans for Halloween are me handing out candy as mini-me works, hubs works, and B is writing his thesis. So I am the door monitor. Lol!

  6. I love shortcut recipes – the kind where you really personalize a mix. These look delish, and a world away from the original box cake!

  7. HI really nice recipe i also make yesterday pumpkin cup cake maybe today i will share. Your recipe is really nice, must try some time.Thanks for sharing this. Happy Halloween!

  8. What a perfect Halloween dessert! I love all the pumpkin recipes!

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