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Pumpkin-Butter Buttercream

A deliciously warm spiced buttercream frosting
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Icing / Frosting
Author: Tricia


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Butter, store bought or homemade (see recipe below)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice (or DIY recipe in Notes)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar, more or less as needed for desired consistency


  • In a small mixing bowl beat together the butter and cream cheese on medium until light and creamy. Add the pumpkin butter, vanilla and the pumpkin pie spice. Blend another minute until incorporated. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar. Beat until smooth.


DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Blend or shake together in a small jar. Makes 2 teaspoons.