Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting

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.

Pumpkin Pie cupcakes topped with Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting

Admit it.

Sometimes convenience trumps homemade.

And, sometimes Cool Whip 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 whipped cream. I added some cinnamon to my Cool Whip for a little added flavor. Amazing.

Pumpkin Pie cupcakes topped with Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting

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

How does your family celebrate everyday occasions?

Yield: 18 cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting

Delicious, moist pumpkin pie cupcakes topped with cinnamon Cool Whip.


For the Cupcakes

  • 1 cup canned 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 (8 oz each) Cool Whip, 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on October 23, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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.

    1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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

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

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. 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. 🙂

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