Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Do you see that? A cupcake challenge! Brought to you by Little Miss Baker and Dollface Delights.

I love me a good cupcake, so I thought I would share my fave for the theme of this challenge, Fall/Autumn. Ready to know what that is? Okay, it's pumpkin. I love pumpkin cupckaes with the cream cheese frosting.

Here is the recipe:
2 1/4 c. white flour
1 c. wheat flour
1 tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. pumpkin
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. canola oil
1 1/2 c. sugar (I only use 1 cup)
3 lg. egg whites
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine wheat and white flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, set aside.
Combine pumpkin and applesauce, set aside.
Cream together canola oil and sugar until well blended. Beat in egg whites and vanilla extract.
Gradually stir in flour and pumpkin mixtures. Spoon into muffin tins, bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes.

4 oz. cream cheese
1 3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix well until frosting consistency.

If that recipe is too much for you go HERE for another pumpkin recipe that I use. It is just as good! In fact, I typically use this recipe vs. the one above.

And here are my Fall/Autumn cupcakes. They are delish!

I encourage you to give them a try. You won't be disappointed.


Little Miss Baker said...

Oh these look so fab Suzi :) Congrats on being the first entry as well! I will def be giving these a try; so festive and appropriate! xo

kel said...

droool!!!!! I want one!

Julia said...

I will be at your house momentarily for my cupcake!!

Aunt Spicy said...

STOP IT!!!!!! I am completely changing my evening plans to make these!

blueviolet said...

Oh delish! I need it!

Frogs in my formula said...

Aw, I kind of miss the Darth Vadar ones...but those do look tasty.

the ungourmet said...

Yum! I love pumpkin anything! These look wonderful! :P

Nice entry!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE pumpkin! Why haven't I ever thought of pumpkin cupcakes? Brilliant! Now, what about pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes? eh? eh?

The Peach Tart said...

I just found your blog and love it. I also love your other site and the aprons. I am so making these cupcakes.

Apron of the Month Club said...

Hi Suzi,
Pumpkin cupcakes are aprobably good. I image it's like a carrot cake style. I love your pics. I am glad I found your blog. I just started blogging with Julia, and it has been much fun.

Have a great weekend,
Yoli Kalkofen :)

Debbie said...

Pumpkin and cream cheese were meant to go together.

DollFace Delights said...

How cute...I really love the pumpkin stencil on the top. Thanks for entering the contest!

Tink said...

Suzi thank you for the recipe I made the ones from the apron goddesses and I added chocolate chips. My family loved them. They think I'm a super cook now. I can't wait for other recipes.