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


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 comments on “Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting”

  1. 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. 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!

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. Yes to convenience foods that make life a little simpler 🙂 I love your addition of cinnamon!

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

  6. Rachel

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


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

  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. 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!

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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!

  13. Liz

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

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

  15. 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!

  16. Elizabeth

    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.

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

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