Homemade Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

by | Updated: September 28th, 2017 | Read time: 1 minute

Sometimes, cake has too much frosting. So you scrape it to save a few calories and cut down on the sweetness. This NOT one of those times. This is also not a traditional pumpkin recipe. In place of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, you’ll taste a powerful mix of ginger and garlic. With the sharp sugar shock so well tamed, you’ll have no reason to shave down your serving of cream cheese frosting – and every reason to dust off that hand mixer.

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8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. Chinese five spices


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients.
  2. Using a hand mixer, beat on low until mixture is smooth and well combined.
  3. Spread frosting over your favorite fall cake, cupcake or cookies.