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5 from 3 votes

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Frosting

This buttercream frosting is perfect for all of your fall cupcakes, cakes and other desserts. It's rich, creamy, and flavored with fall spices.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin spice buttercream frosting


  • 1/2 cup room temperature salted butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice seasoning
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk


  • Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, shortening and vanilla until combined. Add the pumpkin puree and mix to combine.
  • Slowly blend in the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the heavy cream (or milk) and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy. You may need to add more sugar or milk until you find the right consistency.
  • If you are not going to use the frosting right away, keep it covered until you are ready to use it.


Recipe adapted from my favorite buttercream frosting recipe.