Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pumpkin Cupcakes ~ Um, YUM!

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As of last year, my kids and I started a new, fall tradition ~ making Edible Acorns. Easy, fun, and tasty. Can't beat that!
Last year it was my intention to make my yummy pumpkin cupcakes so we could top them with the Edible Acorns. Ahem, I didn't get around to making the cupcakes before everyone scarfed down the acorns! But this year, I MADE those cupcakes! Oh, they are so moist and delicious. :)
Pumpkin Cupcakes
  • 1 can (15 oz.) of pumpkin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (I like to substitute with unrefined coconut oil.)
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Frosting: (I usually double the frosting - I love frosting!)
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 5 TBSP butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tsp. milk
  • chopped nuts or Edible Acorns optional
*In a mixing bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar, and oil. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; add to pumpkin mixture and beat until well blended. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan (for sheet cake). Bake at 350° for about 25-30 min. or until cake tests done. For cupcakes, I poured batter into paper-lined cupcake pans and baked for about 20-25 min. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen depending on size of cupcake.
**For frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar; mix well. Add enough milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. I like to put my frosting in a piping bag then pile it up on the cupcake!
This recipe comes from an old Taste of Home insert that had just a few Pumpkin Patch and Christmas recipes. It's where I got the pumpkin pancake recipe and pumpkin stew recipe.

1 comment:

Lisa Boyle said...

These look wonderful! Perfect for this time of year. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/10/try-new-recipe-tuesday-october-7.html


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