PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Fall is coming soon, time to start thinking about Thanksgiving Dinner, Halloween Treats and all those amazing yummy Fall Pies and other baking goodies.
1 and ½ cups (190 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned and levelled)
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (250 grams) pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
½ cup (120 ml) canola or vegetable oil
½ cup (100 grams) light brown sugar
¼ cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
½ cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups (240 grams) confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12 count muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fully combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners about ⅔ of the way full, you should get 12 cupcakes, and smooth out the tops of each one.
Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cupcake comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Using a handheld mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until fully combined.
Frost the cooled cupcakes as desired.
Have you any other Fall Recipes to try? Please leave comments below