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5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Frosting

This easy Pumpkin Frosting Recipe has such a perfect pumpkin flavor, and would be amazing on a million different things!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream frosting, fall dessert, fall recipe
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 5 cups powdered sugar


  • Slowly cream together the butter and the pumpkin with a handheld mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachement. (Note: I wasn't able to get it to a completely smooth mixture even after several minutes of my mixer on medium, so just get it as close to combined as possible.)
  • Beat in the vanilla, then the cinnamon, then the nutmeg.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar about a cup at a time until you are able to get it to the right consistency.