Monday, October 18, 2010

flavors of fall... pumpkin spice cupcakes~

i made this recipe up yesterday for my hunny's birthday dinner & they couldn't have turned out better! not to mention they are easy peasy:) these are perfect for all fall long! ditch the pie & make these instead;)-

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{pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting}

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup buttermilk
1- 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
2 1/4 cup flour
1 TBSP cinnamon
2 tsp. all spice
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

in a large bowl, beat together sugars & oil. add eggs & vanilla. beat until incorporated. mix in pumpkin & buttermilk & beat well.
in a small bowl whisk together all dry ingredients until combined. add to pumpkin mix & beat until combined & creamy.
grease or line 24 muffin cups & fill 2/3 full. bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. let cool, top with cinnamon cream cheese frosting & sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

{cinnamon cream cheese frosting}

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1 bag powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2-3 tsp. cinnamon
2-4 TBSP water

beat together cream cheese & butter. add half the powdered sugar, salt, cinnamon & vanilla. beat until incorporated. add other half of sugar & water. beat on medium high until light & fluffy. pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes & sprinkle with cinnamon sugar:)

6 comments:

burntapple said...

Delicious! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try it. I'm a sucker for anything pumpkin.

Robyn said...

Yum!! I must make!

Lindy said...

enough is enough...please teach me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marisa said...

Oh wow! These look AMAZING! I can't wait to try them!

Anonymous said...

Tried the recipe! It is amazing, came out moist and fluffy and not too sweet. Perfect!

Anonymous said...

What would the bake time difference be if you made a 2-9 inch rounds instead of cupcakes?