Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Cinnamon Cheesecake Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting

Fall is here and in WI Mother Nature makes herself seen. I have been waiting for this season to make a dessert that was all about the fall. Nothing says fall more than pumpkin, so here is the Cinnamon Cheesecake Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting. You did read that right, they are divine, and easier than you think to make.


Pumpkin pie frosting

·      1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
·      3/4 cup packed brown sugar
·      1/4 teaspoon salt
·      1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
·      2 eggs
·      1/2 cup evaporated milk
·      1/2 cup heavy cream


·      1 cup (1 package) graham cracker crumbs
·      ¼ cup unsalted butter- melted
·      Pinch of salt


·      2 packages of cream cheese (8 oz each), room temperature
·      1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
·      2 large eggs, room temperature
·      1/3 cup heavy cream
·      1/2 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
·      1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon


This is just a tip but I would prepare the pumpkin pie the night before so it can cool. You don’t want it the least bit warm for piping. You also want the cupcakes chilled as well.

Pumpkin Pie Frosting:

1.     Preheat the oven to 425. In a mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until well blended.
2.     Pour into a greased pie dish (or if you are doubling the batch you can put into a casserole dish like I did, it works really well).
3.     Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until you can put a knife or toothpick into the middle and it comes out clean.
4.     Let it cool a bit before chilling in the fridge. When you are ready to frost the cupcakes take it out of the fridge and scoop into a pipping bag.
5.     Pipe like you would any frosting.

1.     Prepare cupcake tin with 12 cupcake liners. Preheat oven to 350
2.     In a food processor blend the graham crackers together.
3.     Combine with the melted butter and salt until well mixed.
4.     Scoop aprox 1 tablespoon of crust into each cup and pack firm
5.     Bake for 10 mins and set aside.


While the crust is baking you can prepare the cheesecake. When the crust is done drop the oven down to 325 for when the cheesecake goes in.

1.     Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer combine the cream cheese and the sugar until it’s smooth.
2.     Add the eggs one at a time letting them fully incorporate before adding the next one. Made sure you scrape the sides of the bowel in between.
3.     Add the heavy cream, vanilla and cinnamon and mix again until smooth.
4.     Then pour the batter into the cupcake cups. You will want them about ¾ full.
5.     Bake for about 25 mins until the center is slightly jiggly. Turn off the oven and leave the door open for about 5 mins.
6.     Let the cupcakes cool. I place them in an airtight container once cooled and then in the fridge to chill completely until I’m ready to frost.

 There may be some left-over cheesecake batter this happened to me as I doubled the batch. I just made more crust and then took a good glass bowl and made a giant cupcake out of that with no liner.


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  1. Woo hoo! I LOVE pumpkin everything when fall comes around. I can't wait to make these. The frosting sounds amazing.

  2. I love everything cake and pumpkins. When I see your pictures of cheesecake cupcakes with pumpkin pie frosting I cannot sit around but wish to make them myself. Thanks for sharing these delicious treats and recipe!

  3. As I looked at your pictures, I could actually smell the cinnamon and pumpkin! Yummmm! These cupcakes look delicious. I'm thinking if I slather the frosting on in a messy way, I may be able to convince everyone they're muffins...and everyone knows that muffins are healthy! ;)

  4. Yum! These cupcakes look so delicious. Perfect for fall!

  5. I only can imagine these cupcakes' flavor! I would like a cupcake right now with my cup of tea!

  6. I LOVE pumpkin anything and these look super delicious! These cupcakes would be perfect to bring to a party that we are attending this weekend. Thanks!

  7. Yyyaaaayyyyyy....I wanna try one of these soon enough!

  8. Oh wow. The frosting is perfect! I bet this is so delicious.

  9. Cinnamon Cheesecake Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting sounds so yummy! I hope I can make this recipe. Hope to bake it this weekend.

  10. FAAAAKKK! YES! This sounds and looks delicious! I would wolf that ENTIRE recipe, no joke - because cinnamon is just - DROOL worthy!

  11. Not a bad idea for celebrating fall with this amazing cinnamon cheesecake blended with pumpkin!It looks delicious,i hope it will also yummy!Please Fall come soon!HaHaHa....

  12. Tiffany La Forge-GrauThursday, September 26, 2019

    Wow, I have got to give this recipe a try. I have never had this variety of cheesecake before; looks delicious!

  13. woah. what a great recipe. i really love it when one spends time to create something like this for the family. id like to be one someday. :)

  14. Kristine Nicole AlessandraFriday, September 27, 2019

    They do look yummy! I will save the recipe and try making some of these cupcakes this weekend. My husband would love it! I should make a big batch because I know my sons will have a lot.

  15. surekha-dreamingloudFriday, September 27, 2019

    This looks so yummy..! Cheesecake is my comfort food.. I wanna try this asap.. Thanks for sharing..!

  16. Yummm, yes, yes, yes. I may have to make these this weekend. My girls will love them- if I don't eat them all myself :)

  17. I am always up for some delicious cheesecake <3 That cinnamon cheesecake cupcakes look quite tasty, I definitely need to try making these.

  18. Anything cinnamon is so good. I am always in the mood for some sweets for sure

  19. Oh wow, these sound amazing!! And pumpkin pie frosting?! This is something I have never had and I can't wait to make some! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. :)

  20. These look and sounds fantastic! I can't wait to try them.

  21. These sound so good. I love trying out new recipes. This sounds like a great dessert. I will be trying these soon

  22. These look so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe :)

  23. WOW Have a family that loves pumpkin this looks so good. Going to make for the holidays.

  24. These sound so original! And they will be perfect for our family's Turkey Day buffet!

  25. This is a great recipe idea. I think I am going to make these next week!