Pumpkin Cupcakes with Biscoff Cream Cheese Frosting

I was recently introduced to Biscoff cookies by my mother in law. I don’t think she knew what she was doing when she did that but my life has changed. The cookies are addicting. They are like gingersnaps but better. And if I didn’t think that the cookies were addicting enough, the lovely people at biscoff also make a spread out of the cookies. Genius no? I put both of these things to good use in these delectable cupcakes that are perfect for fall.

I think that I am much more of a cupcake person then a cake person. It’s weird. I can bake a cake and Ryan and I will not finish it before it’s time to throw it out. A batch of cupcakes on the other hand will be gone in just a couple days. An entire batch. Maybe it’s because I don’t feel as guilty eating 2 cupcakes as I do a piece of cake. I think it’s probably because they are smaller, so I can trick myself into thinking that they are much better for me. And besides these ones have pumpkin in them. That makes them a vegetable right? Well who cares, they are that delicious. The moist pumpkin cake pairs perfectly with the gingery, creamy biscoff frosting and the crumbled cookies on the top are the perfect final touch.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Biscoff Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Makes 12 - 16 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon iodized salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons biscoff spread
  • 3 - 4 crumbled biscoff cookies



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.


In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder.


In a mixing bowl, or with a handheld mixer beat together sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Scraping the sides in between each egg. Slowly beat in the dry ingredients. Fold in the pumpkin puree. Fill pumpkin liners 2/3's of the way full. Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs on it. Remove cupcakes from the oven. Allow to cool a few minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.


While cupcakes are cooling make the frosting by beating together the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Once they are smooth, whip in the biscoff spread.


Frost the cooled cupcakes and sprinkle each with some of the crumbled biscoff cookies.


Serve. Refrigerate leftovers. Remove from the refrigerator about an hour before serving.



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    September 15, 2014 at 9:54 am

    These cupcakes came out moist and delicious! I loved the cookie butter/cream cheese frosting, although I will increase the cookie butter to 4T next time I make it (the flavor is very subtle with 3T).

    I did make the following changes:
    (1) Added 1-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice to dry ingredients of cupcakes — highly recommend this
    (2) Added 1 tsp vanilla to wet ingredients of cupcakes
    (3) Mixed cupcake ingredients in a more conventional order, adding pumpkin to wet ingredients before adding dry ingredients
    (4) Mixed frosting ingredients in a more conventional order, beating cookie butter with cream cheese before adding powdered sugar
    (5) Reduced sugar amounts by about 1/3 in both cupcakes and frosting

    I was baking for a crowd, so I doubled the recipe. The recipe doubled beautifully, yielding exactly 36 standard-sized cupcakes with the liners filled 3/4 full of batter.

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    October 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Fun! Biscoff cookies are actually Belgian speculoos cookies. We brought back some of the spread for Belgium a few years ago and I’m excited it is finally being sold in the US!

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    October 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Great post! Love the pics!

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    October 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I have been addicted to Biscoff cookies for years. I used to only find them on international flights and I am sure that flight attendants were glad to see the back of me because of my hoarding of the individually wrapped packets of deliciousness. I encountered the spread a month ago and couldn’t justify buying it because I envisioned late night encounters with a spoon in my dark kitchen. Now I have a reason to buy it! Can’t wait to try these…

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    October 10, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Trying biscoff cookies is definitely life changing! And these cupcakes are amazing! I’ll have to make these very soon!