Pumpkin Cupcakes

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2010 | 5 Comments

I figured I should post these before the season for pumpkin feels like it has passed completely.  Although spring is around the corner today is perfectly wintery.  Pumpkin is one of my absolute favorite flavors, and I use canned pumpkin year round.  This recipe makes one loaf if baked as a quick bread.  I love that it makes moist cupcakes that go amazingly well with cream cheese frosting.

Pumpkin Cupcakes
Recipe for Pumpkin Bread from Simply Recipes with adjustments for cupcakes/muffins

1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
Just under of 1/2 cup vegetable oil (safflower or a light olive oil works well)
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
(1 tsp vanilla extract)

Preheat your oven to 350. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, & baking soda. In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin, oil, eggs, water, & spices. Pour into the bowl w/ dry ingredients & mix just until all are combined. Pour into lined muffin tins, this should make 12 muffins. Bake until cake tester comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Remove from pan, cool on a rack.

I love these with cream cheese frosting: 1 pound confectioners sugar, ½ stick of butter, 6oz pack or cream cheese, 2 tsp. of vanilla. I like to put a few walnuts or pecans on top when I have them.

I happened to have some extra pumpkin and also made a classic pie and tarts with a graham cracker crust.  It was part of a pumpkin dessert feast. :)

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5 Comments

  1. grace
    February 26, 2010

    i’m a believer in year-round pumpkin usage as well, and although the flavor doesn’t excite me, anything using cream cheese frosting does. :)

  2. kat
    February 26, 2010

    I love pumpkin in things too I need to stock up better this fall to last through the winter

  3. Rosa
    February 28, 2010

    Those cupcakes are surely highly scrumptious! I love pumpkin in baked goods…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. kath
    March 1, 2010

    Pumpkin cupcakes were in the house????????? These are so delicious I’m surprised my car didn’t just drive itself over for a snack.

  5. Irene
    September 23, 2010

    We would love to link and use a photo from this recipe as well!

    Thanks,
    Irene

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