Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

My love for fall and pumpkin inspired recipes is the inspiration for these deliciously pumpkin rich cupcakes. Here's an easy recipe for pumpkin spice cupcakes with pumpkin cream cheese frosting. Yum.

Here's what you'll need:

3/4 cup butter, softened
2-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup buttermilk


FROSTING:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup pumpkin purée (not pie filling)

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin. 

Combine the flour, pie spice, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and ginger; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, pumpkin puree,vanilla, and cinnamon; beat until smooth. 

Frost cupcakes and enjoy.

  
Happy Holidays 

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