Pumpkin Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Pecan Frosting

  • Author: Lindsay, Tipps in the Kitch
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 37 mins
  • Yield: 18 doughnuts 1x


The BEST Pumpkin Doughnuts with the creamiest Cream Cheese Frosting! The Perfect Holiday treat!




  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c pumpkin pie mix (or pumpkin puree)
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 c canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 T butter, softened
  • 1/2 c pecans, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray doughnut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine sugars, pumpkin puree, vanilla, oil, and eggs, and mix until combined.
  3. Now add in flour, spices, and baking powder, and mix until no lumps and mixture is creamy.
  4. Fill each doughnut hole 3/4 of the way, and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Place onto wire racks to cool while you mix the frosting.
  6. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
  7. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix together until smooth and creamy.
  8. Carefully frost each doughnut and sprinkle with chopped pecans and an extra dusting of pumpkin pie spice.
  9. Enjoy!!!

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