Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Recipe

Pumpkin spice makes everything better in my opinion, so why not try pumpkin spiced cupcakes!?

If you enjoy gingerbread men, you’ll likely be a fan of these cakes.  The frosting adds the perfect finishing touch and is surprisingly easy to do.

You will need

2-3 teaspoons pumpkin spice (recipe here)

3 eggs

150g of golden caster sugar

180g plain flour

175g margerine

2 table spoons of semi skimmed milk

3 table spoons of golden syrup

2 tea spoons of baking powder


Icing sugar

Green food colouring gel

Orange butter cream – use ready made or get recipe here and simply add orange food colouring


  • Preheat the oven to 160 and prepare a 12 cup tray with cake cases
  • Blend together the margerine, sugar and golden syrup
  • Add the pumpkin spice and eggs and combine well
  • Add the flour and baking powder at the same time and fold in to the mixture
  • Divide between the cases and bake for around 15 minutes or until firm and golden

Allow to cool completely before decorating


  • Using a piping bag and a wedge shaped nozzle begin by piping two C shapes of buttercream at the outer edges of the cake
  • Add another two just overlapping the outer Cs
  • Continue to add C shapes until you reach the middle
  • To make the green icing, take a couple of table spoons of icing sugar and add a little food colouring gel
  • Add water to the icing sugar,.a teeny tiny bit at a time until you have a thick glace icing
  • Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a very narrow nozzle
  • Pipe stalks, leaves and tendrils on to your pumpkins

Perfect for pumpkin season of whenever you feel like having a Cinderella moment.

Love Rachel ❤️

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