Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Temp My Tummy Tuesday

This is a Halloween Treat,
I got this recipe from

Pumpkin Cupcakes

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin

Cream Cheese Frosting:
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice

1. Heat the oven to 350º and line a 12-cup muffin tin with bake cups. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Set the mixture aside.

2. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the oil and sugar. Whisk in the eggs and stir in the vanilla extract.

3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently stir the mixture until well combined. Explain to your child that she should stir only until she can no longer see any pockets or streaks of flour.

4. Stir the pumpkin into the batter until it is thoroughly combined. Spoon the batter into the lined muffin tins. Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle of one cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes sit in the tin for 10 minutes and then remove to a rack to cool thoroughly.

5. Meanwhile, make the Cream Cheese Frosting. In a medium-size mixing bowl, beat together the confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, butter, and lemon juice until smooth.

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Brooks said...

that sounds so yummy!

LRFK said...

Yummy! I am going to try these Friday. Thanks!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh goodness. I have to try these out. I've been seeing them around.

Breanne said...

Ok...that is very tempting.

lana said...

YUMMY! I'm loving all the pumpkin recipes today

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Girl, you had me at cream cheese icing! These cupcakes will be awesome!

Lisa Ann said...

Those sound super yummy!