Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

These delicious pumpkin cream cheese muffins will quickly become a favorite fall treat! They're so quick and easy to prepare, but they'll look and taste like you spent hours working in the kitchen to make them.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fall recipes, pumpkin recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 large muffins



  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • brown sugar optional


  • 6 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Muffins

In a large bowl, blend together the cake mix, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice.

  1. Spoon the batter into a muffin tin that has been prepared with muffin liners or misted with cooking spray. You should have enough batter for 12 large muffins.
  2. If desired, add a sprinkling of brown sugar to the top of the muffin batter. It will bake into a sugary crumble. 
  3. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Cream Cheese Filling

  1. While the muffins are cooling, mix up a batch of cream cheese filling. To prepare the filling, combine cream cheese, sugar, milk, and vanilla into a bowl and mix until it goes from being watery to smooth and creamy. 

  2. Use a cake decorating tip (Wilton #230 works great!) and icing bags to fill each muffin with a generous amount of cream cheese filling. Simply insert the decorating tip down into the center of the muffin and squeeze some of the cream cheese inside.