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How about a sweet little break from all the V4 excitement, y’all? Since it’s officially fall, I think it’s quite appropriate to share a recipe that’s bound to have you craving scarves, riding boots and a hot chocolate or two!

Not only is Greer one of my dearest/oldest/bestest friends in the whole world, but these pumpkin cupcakes are going to rock your world! AND, she might have the most adorable baby girl on the planet! (I’m not biased at all, she really is!) This recipe even won Greer first place at the Greater Gulf State Fair when she was 10 years old!

Greer and I forever ago as bridesmaids at her sister’s wedding

What you’ll need for the cupcakes:
4 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of vegetable oil
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 can of 100% pure pumpkin (15 oz can)

What you’ll need for the frosting:
1 package (16 oz) cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons of butter, softened
5 cups of sifted powdered sugar
4 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Directions: (Cupcakes)
Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl; add all ingredients except frosting and mix well with an electric mixer. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin pans, filling them three-fourths of the way full. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and then frost with yummy cream cheese frosting.

Directions: (Frosting)
Combine cream cheese and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add remiaining ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost and enjoy! And because Greer is a good Southern girl, sometimes she tops the cupcakes with smashed pecans.

All photos courtesy of the fabulous Greer Ladnier

Are you ready for boots and scarves? What’s your favorite fall recipe?

Looking for more ideas to get your kitchen started?
Damie’s Catsup
Miss Linda’s Anta Fe Soup
Mama’s Homemade Poundcake

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar megan reply

    sounds wonderful, very, very similar to barefoot contessas pumpkin cupcake recipe

  2. avatar Joyce Cunningham reply

    I was wondering if the sugar was left off of the recipe for pumpkin cupcakes?

  3. avatar Southern Weddings Weekly Round-Up « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] is at the heart of the best Southern traditions! This week in the Newlywed Kitchen, one of Marissa’s oldest and dearest friends shared her recipe for Pumpkin Cupcakes. […]

  4. avatar Amanda reply

    Funny story:

    I can testify to the fact that these cupcakes are not quite so delicious without the sugar ingredient! I printed off the recipe on Friday morning and made the cupcakes Sunday night to take to my office for Halloween today. Wasn’t really getting the reaction I thought I was gonna get from co-workers who tasted them. Then I tasted them and realized they tasted like a dog treat, haha! But with DE-LICIOUS icing! I have since checked the blog and discovered that sugar was left off the list of ingredients and now it all makes sense! Luckily the icing recipe made a ton of extra icing so I am going to give it another shot tonight and hopefully redeem myself at work. :)

    • avatar Marissa reply

      Oh my stars!! I am so sorry Amanda! You must have printed it right after it was published! (I fixed it just minutes after it went up)! I am glad you tried the recipe though! Again, I am SO sorry! I’m glad it made for a funny story! xo, Marissa

    • avatar Amanda reply

      Marissa: I gave the recipe another shot last night (with sugar!) and man alive! Those cupcakes are good! I have had a belly ache since noon, but it was worth it. And I think you’re right, I must’ve printed the article right after you posted the recipe… Now I know that cupcakes need sugar. I gave my dogs several of the bottoms of the cupcakes from the sugar-free batch and they loved those. Take-aways: 1) leave sugar out of the recipe and you have yummy dog muffins, haha! Minus the icing, of course.

  5. avatar Kim reply

    I love to cook and try lots of new receipes. This is a definite keeper! Beyond moist and delicious. Thanks so much for posting. Everyone adored these.

  6. avatar Cindi reynolds reply

    Must try

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