Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting

Pumpkin Pie cupcakes topped with Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting

Have you tried the new Cool Whip Frosting yet? Did you even know it existed?

I happen to LOVE Cool Whip. So when I heard there was a frosting, I knew I wanted to try it!

Pumpkin Pie cupcakes topped with Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting

 Our family is busy. Our weeknights are filled with sports, music and homework. Oh yeah, don’t forget dinner.  I haven’t had much time lately to bake! I know, you all are seeing treats here, but sometimes these treats are for other people. I wanted to bake something for my own family for dessert, to share around the table on a night we actually were all going to be together! It’s a celebration!

As you all know I love pumpkin desserts. So these cupcakes had to be made. But I wanted to try a new frosting on them. Something delicious. I had seen Cool Whip Frosting on facebook (yes I follow most of my favorite brands, don’t you?). So I was happy when I tasted this frosting and realized how smooth and creamy it is! And so convenient.

Admit it.

Sometimes convenience trumps homemade.

And, sometimes Cool Whip Frosting NEEDS to trump the canned stuff. TRY IT.

Pumpkin Pie cupcakes topped with Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting

 Typically I make my own cream cheese frosting to go with a pumpkin dessert.  Nobody will know this isn’t homemade frosting. I added some cinnamon to my Cool Whip Frosting for a little added flavor. Amazing.

Pumpkin Pie cupcakes topped with Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting


My recipe makes 18 full size cupcakes. One tub of Cool Whip Frosting says it should frost 24 cupcakes. However, I pipe mine a bit higher than the average person so I used two cartons of frosting for this recipe. ENJOY!

Keep these cupcakes stored in the refrigerator. Best when served cold!

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting

Yield: 18 cupcakes

Moist, flavorful pumpkin pie spiced cupcakes topped with Kraft Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting.


    For the Cupcakes
  • 1 cup canned 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • For the Frosting:
  • 2 cartons (10.6oz each) Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting, thawed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • candy corn


  1. For the cupcakes, mix all ingredients together until completely combined. Fill cupcake tin with paper liners. Fill liners 2/3 full. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cinnamon into the thawed Cool Whip Frosting, folding with a spatula. Pipe onto cupcakes. Top with a piece of candy corn.

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30 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting”

  1. posted Oct 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I have never heard of the Cool Whip frosting, but it sounds like an awesome idea! I love that you added a little cinnamon to spice it up a bit.

    And those cupcake liners are too cute. :)

  2. posted Oct 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I had no idea Cool Whip had a frosting! I’ll have to give that a try. I really enjoy your blog; its so warm and welcoming!

    • aimee
      posted Oct 24, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Thank you Chelsea! I’m working on the layout these days!

  3. posted Oct 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Yum, these look amazing! I’m going to try the new cool whip frosting for the first time tomorrow, it already looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe! :)

    • aimee
      posted Oct 24, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Can’t wait to see what you do with the frosting!

  4. posted Oct 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Yes to convenience foods that make life a little simpler :) I love your addition of cinnamon!

  5. posted Oct 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    They are so pretty!

  6. posted Oct 24, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Your blog is gorg!

  7. posted Oct 24, 2012 at 3:53 am

    I had NO idea that cool whip made frosting – this could be trouble:) your cupcakes look amazing

  8. Rachel
    posted Oct 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    What size frosting tip did you use, and where did you get it?


    • aimee
      posted Oct 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      1A tip, the large open one. I bought mine from a local supply store, but you can find it on Amazon too!

  9. posted Oct 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    OHHHH!!!! Cool Whip Frosting sounds good! I will definitely be on the look out for this. These cupcakes look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  10. posted Oct 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    COOL WHIP FROSTING?! Get in my face!

  11. posted Oct 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

  12. posted Oct 25, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Oh my gosh these look amazing! Found you via Cbias & am a new follower. Can’t wait to check out more baking recipes, since I love to bake!

  13. posted Oct 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    How am I in the dark about this cool whip frosting? I love cool whip, I need to find this asap! Your cupcakes look perfect!

  14. posted Oct 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Very cute and delicious! I love that you put cinnamon in the cool whip frosting – bet they taste great!

  15. posted Oct 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I totally agree…sometimes buying stuff is so much easier than making homemade and allows the kids and I to make something fun and QUICK! These look like they’d be perfect for us to make together!

    We’d love it if you’d stop by and share them at our linky party: http://www.twokidscooking.com/2012/10/show-and-tell-family-recipes-and-crafts-linky-party/

    Thanks for sharing the recipe and we hope you stop by!

  16. Liz
    posted Oct 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Wow, these pumpkin pie cupcakes look so good! Tonight I’m baking Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes. ^_^ I have the pumpkin fever! lol

  17. posted Oct 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing this one. They look so delicious. I love all pumpkin treats.

  18. posted Oct 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Mmm…simple and yummy. :)

  19. posted Oct 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I saw their frosting a few weeks ago, I was wondering how it is? sound like it would be delicious!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/halloween-to-make/
    Have a great weekend!

    • aimee
      posted Oct 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      It tastes amazing! honest.
      And thanks for the feature Cheryl!

  20. Elizabeth
    posted Nov 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I made these today and they were great! Only problem I had was that it stuck to the bottom of the cupcake liner. Maybe I’ll use a cooking spray? They were super moist tho especially using the applesauce.

    • posted Nov 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      I’m not sure why they stuck Elizabeth. Although different brands and wrappers can have that effect. I try to use greaseproof wrappers in all my baking!

  21. posted Sep 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Aimee.. your pumpkin cupcake recipe sounds scrumptious,however, where would I find greaseproof wrappers for baking? Thanks,Chris

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