Pumpkin Swirl Cheescake Cupcakes




About: I make cake for my friends and family occasionally as a hobby. I also enjoy crocheting.
This cupcake is perfect for holidays, work parties, brunches and birthday parties. This is my favorite cupcake. I love the smell, the look and especially the taste. You gotta try these. With or without frosting ,they are delicious.

I got the recipe here and changed it just a little. This recipe makes 12-14 cupcakes. So feel free to double it.

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Step 1: You Will Need:

For the filling
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the cake
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla 

*** I add 1 tsp of cinnamon and an extra 1/2 of tsp pumpkin pie spice

Step 2: Step 1

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar for 3 minutes. Beat in egg white and 1/2 tsp vanilla, mix well.
This is for the filling of the cupcake but if you decide to make a cream cheese frosting . I took a pic of my recipe from better homes and gardens cook book.

Step 3: Next...

In a seperate bowl whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt.

In another bowl beat together pumpkin puree, 2 eggs, granulated sugar, oil and 1 tsp vanilla. Whisk in the flour mixture. 

Step 4: Finally

Layer some of the batter in the bottom of the baking cups, then a layer of the cream cheese mixture, then top with another layer of pumpkin mixture.Take a toothpick or skewer and drag it on the top half of the batter in circles to get the pretty swirl.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, until the tops are springy. you can top with cream cheese frosting or eat as is. They are delicious either way.

Step 5: Final Results

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Yesterday I made them for my lab companions, it was a success!
    They are super delicious!
    This is the very best pumpkin cupcake recipe I ever found, thank you.
    Where I live there aren't the "canned pumpkin" and the "pumpkin pie spice" so I replaced them with 500g of fresh pumpkin cooked the microwave (it takes only 8 min) and I used a cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves instead of the ready-made mix

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    that's awesome. i'm glad you liked them.thank you for letting me know that you liked them. you ought to try my sweet potatoe cupcakes. lately these are my go to cupcakes.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    These look delicious! This is my favorite time of year and can't wait to try these with a nice cup of coffee......the two will be perfect together! These cupcakes look soooo good!!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    OH MY GOODNESS! These look SO good! I may have just gained weight looking at them! You used all the ingredients I LOVE. Plus you did an excellent job with your pictures and directions!

    Thank you!

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    wow what a nice comment. you made my day. thank you for your kindness. If/when you make them im sure you will love them.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I'll let you know the outcome. Several members of my family have fall B-Days, and I think these would be perfect!