Bacon Pumpkin Cupcakes

It’s that time of the year again – pumpkin season! Everyone is looking for the perfect recipe to get the pumpkin seasoning we’re all craving this fall. Try these Bacon Pumpkin Cupcakes for sweet and salty flavors in every bite!

Bacon Pumpkin Cupcakes with creme cheese icing recipe

Bacon Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 servings



  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 package of Wellshire Bacon Bits


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, ginger, all spice, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat butter and the sugar until fluffy. In scoops, add the pumpkin puree slowly and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, and then add vanilla. Blend for a minute on medium speed.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and blend to ensure there are no clumps.
  • Fill each cupcake liner about halfway full. Place the muffin tin on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 15-25 minutes.
  • For the frosting, add the cream cheese, butter, salt and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl and beat on medium speed until creamy.
  • Once the cupcakes have cooled, add frosting and top with bacon bits.
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