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Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Moist and Easy

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Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins – We love them but we can’t always get out to get one when the pumpkin hungries hit. With this yummy copycat recipe, your can make the super moist, cream cheese filled pumpkin muffin at home. Easy recipe and costs less than buying.

The Starbucks Pumpkin Muffins are so popular during the Fall season, but sometimes we just crave one at another time of the year. Why not make your own so you’re not limited to seasonal availability? This copycat recipe makes it so easy and convenient to enjoy this favorite treat anytime. And, if you can’t get enough of that warm, spicy pumpkin flavor, you have got to try these othe pumpkin recipes I made Easy Pumpkin Monkey Bread, Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting and Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Instant Pot Recipe Easy and Delicious.


Ingredients for the Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

starbucks pumpkin muffins ingredients
  • flour
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • pumpkin puree
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs

Ingredients for the Cream Cheese Filling

  • cream cheese
  • vanilla extract
  • granulated sugar

See recipe card for quantities.

Instructions to Make Starbucks Pumpkin Muffins

Combine wet and dry ingredients.

combining wet and dry ingredients for pumpkin muffins

Line muffin cups with paper liners and scoop batter into cups.

adding the muffin batter to the muffin cups

Place cream cheese filling into center of each muffin. Add toppings if desired.

cream cheese filling in muffin batter

Bake muffins at 350 for approximately 20 minutes.

baked starbucks cream cheese muffins


You will likely have most of the equipment to make these muffins on hand. If not, I have included some links to purchase.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Try adding some chopped nuts into the batter to add some nice texture and crunch.
  • Bits of dried fruits added adds a unique flavor to your pumpkin muffins. Some choices are: apple, cranberries or cherries.

What to Serve With Your Pumpkin Muffins

pumpkin cream cheese muffins in a group

Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Copycat

Moist, spicy copycat recipe of the popular Starbuck Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Starbucks,pumpkin,cream cheese,muffins,copycat
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 231kcal




  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • cups pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs


  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • OPTIONAL pumpkin seeds, granola, chopped nuts (can be added to tops of muffins before baking to add texture and crunch if desired)


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Line the muffin cups with paper liners.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, pumpkin puree, eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir until mixed in well.
  • Fill each muffin cup about ¾ full.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix the cream cheese, vanilla extract and sugar until well-combined.
  • Using a larger size piping tip or a ziplock baggie with a tip cut off, pipe equal amounts of the filling onto the center of each muffin. Mixture will sink in a bit.
  • If you choose to add any toppings, sprinkle them over the muffin batter only.
  • Bake on center rack of the oven for 18-20 minutes, until batter is set.
  • Remove to a cooling rack to cool.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 5057IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

Storing your Muffins

Your Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins can be stored at room temperature for about three days when placed in an airtight container. To store for up to one week, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

Freezing Pumpkin Muffins

To freeze any leftover Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins (assuming you don’t eat them all) wrap each muffin individually in freezer plastic or in a freezer bag and they will keep for approximately three months. When ready to serve, simply remove the muffin, allow to thaw and enjoy. Microwave thawed muffin for about 10 seconds if desired.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is 10/10 spot on. I cooked them for 16min then pulled them out and they were divine.

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