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Five favorite things about Fall, including an easy and delicious recipe for pumpkin donuts with cream cheese frosting and other topping suggestions by Dash of Jazz

Pumpkin Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious, lightly-sweet baked pumpkin donuts with an easy homemade cream cheese frosting

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make cream cheese frosting, how to make pumpkin donuts, pumpkin spice donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 9 donuts



  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter melted (you can also use oil)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • generous dashes of ginger, clove, nutmeg, and sea salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • cup butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, baking powder, sea salt, and spices together in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix together pumpkin, eggs, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Combine wet with dry and mix well.
  3. Convey into donut tins. The easiest way to do so is by spooning the batter into a zip-top bag, snipping off one corner, and piping batter into the tins like frosting.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes. Allow to cool then add whatever toppings you like or just eat them plain.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Mix or beat all ingredients together in a bowl. Frosting should be thick but spreadable.