Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

2 1/4 c. flour, sift before measuring
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ginger
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/3 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. canned pumpkin
3/4 c. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with liners (this makes about 18).
In a large bowl, sift dry ingredients together and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in pumpkin.

Alternate stirring in the dry ingredients and the milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Scrape down the bowl and stir until blended.
Spoon into liners and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1lb. cream cheese, softened and cut into small pieces
6 T. unslted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
5 cups sifted confectioners sugar

In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until very smooth. Add vanilla and beat. Add sugar, one cup at a time, beating continuously.



Miss Bliss said...

I was looking for a new way to use my abundance of pumpkin, and this is sooo it! Thanks! Love the pic, the icing is perfect!

Patricia said...

These look yummy! We've been craving a pumpkin roll here, but I think I'll have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing.
I'm in W.Va too!

Christina said...

Oh thanks for posting this! I love pumpkin... and cupcakes... so I HAVE to give this a try!!

Anonymous said...

I just finished this recipe -- simply amazing. Thanks so much!

Genuine said...

This recipe looks really nice, but I would LOVE to know, how many ounces in the can of pumpkin?

Scarlet said...

Hi Genuine,

It's one cup of canned pumpkin. I do hope you try these.

Anonymous said...

When are we suppose to add the
Pumpkins? That step is missing

Scarlet Tanager said...

After the eggs. Sorry about that, it's fixed now.

Scarlett said...

From another Scarlett: I just stumbled upon this blog, and these look amazing. I'm not much of a baker, but I'm definitely going to try them; I have a ton of pumpkin I'm trying to use.

Madeleine said...

Oh my goodness!! These are the MOST amazing cupcakes I have ever tasted! Roommates and friends agree!

I blogged about it here: