Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake

In keeping with the festive spirit {thanks for all your kind comments yesterday!}...I decided to bake some pumpkin spice cupcakes for our in-laws!  I made these last year and just LOVED them.


I make the frosting more tart than sweet, which helps balance out the sweet spice cupcake.  These get devoured immediately...so you know they're good!  :)

Recipe from Homemade by Holman:
{Check our her website...tons of great recipes!}
Cupcake:
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 15 oz can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray pans with cooking spray. 

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices in a large bowl.  Whisk or sift to combine and set aside.  In mixing bowl, cream together pumpkin, sugars, and oil.  Mix on medium high speed about one minute until well combined.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Add flour mixture in three additions, mixing on low speed until just incorporated after each addition. 

Fill cupcakes 3/4 of way full and bake approximately twenty minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pans about five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  Frost as desired.

Frosting:
1/2 8 oz package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/8 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar

Combine cream cheese and butter and beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.  Add cream and vanilla and mix in until incorporated.  Add powdered sugar, little by little, mixing after each addition until well incorporated, to reach desired consistency to frost cupcakes.  Pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes as desired.


I could have piped the frosting on, but decided to just spread it on...they still taste just as good though...promise!  And maybe next time I'll add some cinnamon on top!  :)

Have you made any tasty desserts lately?

xo natasha

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

41 comments:

  1. Wow these look incredible. So yummy for fall! xo

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  2. Those look divine! I wish I could eat one right now lol.

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  3. I will take one dozen please and thank you :)

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  4. Pumpkin spice cupcakes are my favorite!

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  5. omg!! these look so delicious!!!

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  6. These sound amazing!! I did the Tasty Tuesday link up for the first time today. So many great recipes!

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  7. YUM! I have really fallen in love with pumpkin this year. I'll have to add this to my pumpkin recipe stash!

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  8. yum! These sound just amazing! I think I will be making them this weekend. xo

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  9. I love your Tuesday posts since they always look beyond delish. I've been wanting to try these cupcakes... they look so yum!

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  10. These look awesome! especially that frosting. dangerous stuff to have around.

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  11. My hubby to be would LOVE you! I really need to start cooking. These posts are motivation!

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  12. I have some pumpkin mix I've been meaning to use...I'll have to try the icing!!

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  13. i've been looking for something pumpkin to make... and i think i just have to make these!! ;)

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  14. These look so delicious! I made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins last weekend and they are soooo amazing. Stay tuned for the recipe thursday!

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  15. These look so delicious!! I love fall baking!

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  16. pumpkin spice cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting have been my MAJOR craving while pregnant so far... looking at these makes me want to send you my address & an empty tupperware! :)

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  17. Oh yum! I make ones similar to this and they are always such a treat.

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  18. mmmmm... those look yummy. I'll have to try that!

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  19. oh my gosh... any way you can mail me just like one or two? because no one else in my family likes pumpkin flavored anything and i adore it. so if i make them i will be forced to eat them all. i mean, i couldn't let them go to waste, right? ;)

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  20. Yum Yum Yum. Yes pls.

    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  21. So so yummy. I would love to be smelling these bake in the oven right now! Oh, and come on down to camp out any time!

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  22. These look absolutely delicious!!! Anything pumpkin spice calls my name :)

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  23. Hi Natasha, all of your food always looks fantastic...and I love your table setting too xo

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  24. No! I have not made any tasty desserts lately, but I will make these. Oh yes, I will make these!

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  25. Can you bring one over, pretty please?? p.s. finally got you on my blogroll- what took me so long??!! :)

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  26. Yes please! Those look so good. I would eat a show with cream cheese icing!

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  27. I never make desserts because I have zero control around them :) These look pretty fantastic and I'm adding them to my Thanksgiving cook list!

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  28. Those look so good! I love most anything with pumpkin and cream cheese icing!

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  29. Oh, these look so delicious! I've been craving pumpkin lately as I shared with you so I will be making these this week! Our little neighbor girl comes over and walks our puppy. These will be a nice treat for her! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

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  30. YUM! I'm so going to make these as soon as Jurgen is back!... That way I will have to share with someone and won't be able to eat them all myself ;)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  31. I'm going to surprise my husband son with these today, they'll die!
    And, they thank you. :)

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  32. Loving the pumpkin bread this season. We've made it a few times already. Pumpkin bread in cupcake form sounds wonderful!

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  33. I made the very same cupcakes for my Halloween party last week :)

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  34. yum! looks straight from the bakery.

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  35. Can you air fly one of these to mt right now pretty please! YUMM

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