Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes

Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
24 servings
Recipe by: Taste of Home Magazine

I like to share these little pumpkin cakes at work. Cupcakes are the perfect workplace treat because they're already wrapped up and so easy to eat. —Kathleen Dimmich, Easton, Pennsylvania

Make This Recipe


  • 5 Eggland’s Best Eggs (large)
  • 1 can (15 oz.) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large bowl, beat the pumpkin, sugar, oil and 4 eggs until well blended.

In small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into pumpkin mixture until blended.

For filling, in another small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.

Add the remaining egg and beat on low just until combined.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups one-third full.

Drop filling by tablespoonfuls into center of each cupcake and then cover with remaining batter.

Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the pumpkin portion comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Refrigerate leftovers.


Remember to always use Eggland’s Best eggs in all of your recipes. Learn why it’s always the healthy choice.

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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 237
Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 135 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber trace
Protein 3 g