Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

It’s Tiffany from Creme de la Crumb and I’ve got a great go-to fall time pumpkin recipe for you today. I love pumpkin muffins, I do, but I love them even more when they’re filled with a sweet and tangy cream cheese filling. It’s like eating ice cream covered in hot fudge, it just takes it to the next level of wonderful you know? If you like pumpkin treats, you’ve gotta make these muffins, you’re gonna love them!

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins on a white plate.

Watch a video of how the muffins are made here:


Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 24 Muffins

If you like pumpkin treats, you’ve gotta make these muffins, you’re gonna love them!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese pumpkin muffins, Muffin Recipes, pumpkin muffins



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • cups vegetable oil


  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the filling by combining the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a medium bowl and mixing well until blended and smooth.Transfer filling to a piping bag fitted with a piping tip. (just a regular round piping tip will do fine)
  3. Prepare the muffin batter. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda; whisk to blend. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree and oil. Mix on medium-low speed until blended. With the mixer on low speed, add in the dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated.
  4. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with muffin batter. Next add the filling. Poke the piping tip into the middle of each muffin batter-filled tin. Squeeze out about 1-2 tablespoons of filling into the batter. (Just guess, it doesn't need to be exactly 2 tablespoons, just enough to fill the center of the muffin)
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 179mg7%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 3344IU67%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I made these the other day and received rave reviews! Thank you for sharing this easy recipe. Last year I tried making something similar and that recipe was way more time consuming. This recipe is a keeper!!

  2. I was wondering if the cream cheese can be placed in after they’re baked? I found that the cream cheese bubbled over the top when they baked.

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