Go Back
+ servings

Spiced Pumpkin Date Cupcakes

No ratings yet
Print Pin
Welcome fall with these soft, moist and reduced sugar Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes. The rich flavour of pumpkin spice and cinnamon, with the creaminess of pumpkin puree, make these morsels a perfect snack or make-ahead breakfast. This one's a keeper!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Western
Servings: 14 people
pumpkin date cupcakes


  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup water hot
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup golden brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp pumpkin spice powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 egg medium size, room temperature
  • 1 cup flour white
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree


  • Preheat oven to 355°F. Line a standard 12-cupcake tray with paper cases
  • Soak the dates in water for 20 minutes and set aside
  • Meanwhile, whisk butter and sugar on high, until creamy - about 3 minutes
  • Add the spices, salt and baking powder to the butter-sugar mixture and whisk on high for 1 minute
  • In a separate blender, add the date-water mixture and blend until it's a paste like consistency
  • Add dates, eggs, flour and pumpkin puree to the butter-sugar-spice mixture and whisk until well combined. It should be a smooth consistency
  • Spoon mixture into paper cases. I fill them to the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer
  • Cool on a rack before serving - otherwise they will be sticky (which we love)


  • Make sure to cool the cupcakes completely before serving
  • If you decide to frost them you'll also want to wait until they have cooled complete or the frosting will melt
  • To check they are cooked insert a skewer into the middle of a cupcake and make sure it comes out clean
  • Make sure the butter is at room temperature to avoid a lumpy batter
  • You can store the cupcakes in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze them
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Pumpkin Date Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 3000IU60%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.