Sunday, November 4, 2007

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I have been dying to make something with pumpkin as I have read some many great food blogs with recipes that look amazing. This afternoon, I felt like baking and decided that I would finally make this recipe I saw on my friend Courtney's blog. I decided I would make as cupcakes so they would be easy to take to work as there is no way the hubby and I could eat all of these ourselves. I also wanted a little bit of chocolate in them. I considered just adding chips to the batter but decided against it as the recipe already seemed pretty rich. I put only a couple of chocolate chips on the tops of the batter before popping them into the oven. They came out so good! Once you put the frosting on you don't see the chocolate chips so its nice little surprise when you bite into them. I gave one to David to try and the first thing out of his mouth was, "Are you trying to kill me". :) Also, I got to use my Kitchen Aid mixer for this recipe! I don't use it enough but when I do I love it!

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Source: Courtney
Yield: dozen and half

2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
1 cup of oil
1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin
2 cups of flour
2 tsp of cinnamon ( I did 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice)
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt

Cream sugar and eggs together, then add oil and pumpkin and mix together. Sift all dry ingredients together and add gradually into pumpkin mixture. Pour into greased cupcake pan. Add some chocolate chips to the tops of the cupcakes. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until knife comes out clean from center.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz of cream cheese (I used fat free cream cheese
1/2 cup of butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla (I used 2 tsp.)
Cream butter and cream cheese together with a mixer. Add in gradually the powdered sugar. Add vanilla. When cupcakes are cool, frost with frosting.

8 comments on "Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting"

MrsPresley on November 4, 2007 at 9:03 PM said...

yum! these look great!

Katie on November 5, 2007 at 4:24 AM said...

Those look so yummy!! A lot of people have problems with pumpkin breads being too moist but your recipe looks like it came out perfectly!

Hazeleyessue on November 5, 2007 at 1:36 PM said...

Robyn, those cupcakes were amazing! Troy loved them too! I want to make them for him sometime soon! Thanks for having us over for dinner again...its nice because I really don't feel up to making anything!

Discombobulated on November 5, 2007 at 4:23 PM said...

those look AMAZING!

Courtney on November 5, 2007 at 4:23 PM said...

Yay!! I am so glad that you tried them!! They are super yummy!! I never even thought to try chocolate chips in them! Sounds good though!!

Alicia on November 7, 2007 at 8:50 PM said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I love yours!!! I'm glad we found each other. Anyway, I really want to try these cupcakes. I loooove pumpkin.

Nanette on November 15, 2007 at 1:38 PM said...

Ohhhh, wow! Those look DIVINE! And thanks for delurking today! I'll be back to your site. :)

Brenda on November 27, 2007 at 11:51 AM said...

Robyn, these look delicious! Edgar and I LOVE pumpkin, I'm going to try your recipe for sure! :) Thanks for blogging about it.



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