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Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

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You’ve got to try this simple Pumpkin Spice Buttercream for your next dessert! Good enough to enjoy with just a spoon.
Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

You ever just want to whip up a bowl of frosting….sometimes just to sneak bites of?!  Well, I’ve got simple and out of this world delicious buttercream that is perfect for this season.  It’s got Pumpkin Pie Spices which make it perfectly festive over brownies, cakes, cookies and just about everything!

Hope you enjoy.

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

You’ll need just a few delicious items to get started.  You’ll also need just a couple splashes of milk which is not photographed.

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

Whip it all up and you get this amazing aromatic buttercream just begging to be eaten.

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

Pax literally could not keep his little fingers out of it, ha!  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream


Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

Pumpkin Spice ButtercreamPrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 5 min


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


    Place butter into stand mixer with whisk attachment, mix on high to mix well. Slowly add powdered sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Add milk as needed to thin buttercream.

  1. Use frosting for cupcakes, cake, graham crackers or just with eat with a spoon 🙂

Makes Makes about 2 cups of frosting

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

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  1. 1
    karen says:

    Yep…probably would not make it on anything…would end up eating it out of the bowl…..yum! Maybe on bagels?

  2. 2

    Um, this looks like a killer buttercream! perfect for the holidays!

  3. 3
    Ali says:

    Do you think pumpkin spice extract would be useful or even necessary in this?

  4. 4
  5. 5

    I love the idea of a pumpkin spice buttercream!! Perfect to spread all over every Fall dessert!

  6. 6

    This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to see what you put it on!

  7. 7
    naomi says:

    I want to slather this on everything! Pumpkin frosting – yassss!

  8. 8
    Susan says:

    I am in the process of pulling brownies out of the oven and I can’t wait to try this frosting on them! Thanks for the recipe.

  9. 9

    Must try this buttercream stat! So tempting Jenny!

  10. 10

    I’m all about stealing little spoonfuls of frosting for a taste and this is no exception!

  11. 11

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  12. 12

    Oh WOW!!. I love Pumpkin Spice. You bet I’m going to make this. My mouth is watering already.

  13. 13
    shelbi says:

    I made this for my sons first birthday and everyone loved it! I did however add a block of cream cheese to this recipe because I prefer cream cheese frosting over buttercream!

  14. 14
    Lori says:

    Looks yummy! Will this hold up if I use a decorating tip with this buttercream?

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