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Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes are the perfect pumpkin cupcake recipe.

They are delicious, light, and fluffy, AND you can always amplify your cupcakes by adding zesty crystallized ginger and delicious cinnamon ginger cream cheese frosting.

I promise it will be your new favorite cupcake recipe!

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes are the perfect dessert. These sweet and flavorful cupcakes are sure to be the star of your dessert table.

Great year round, these cupcakes are especially festive with the cooler months and would be the perfect addition to your Halloween, AND Thanksgiving feast.


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup diced crystalized ginger

Cinnamon Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


1 tablespoon diced crystalized ginger


Pumpkin-Ginger Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, canned pumpkin, and vanilla and beat well. Add in flour mixture and beat on low until just incorporated. Fold in 1/4 cup of diced candied ginger.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tins.
  5. Bake until golden, and a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcake comes out clean, about 24-27 minutes.
  6. Let cool in pans 10 minutes, then transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cinnamon Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Use an electric mixer to beat together cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger and beat until well combined.
  3. Spread frosting over cupcakes using a butter knife, or pipe on using a piping bag.
  4. Sprinkle on remaining diced candied ginger.
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

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