I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Why yes, I do still have pumpkin in the freezer from Thanksgiving. Doesn't everyone? Comes in handy when I want to make these yummy cupcakes.

Makes 12 medium cupcakes

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt together. 
In a separate bowl mix the remaining ingredients together, then add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Fill prepared tins 2/3 full and bake at 350 F for 16-18 minutes.

For the frosting you'll need:
1- 8 oz container cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 - 3 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Once the cupcakes are cooled, cream the butter and cream cheese together in a small mixer bowl. Add the vanilla and cinnamon and gradually add the icing sugar. Beat until smooth.

After frosting cupcakes give them a sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar. Just mix sugar and cinnamon in equal parts. 
Oh, and these cupcakes freeze and defrost very nicely.

Note: this makes alot of frosting. You may want to half the recipe. 

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