I have been addicted to Pinterest. Not a habit I am proud of as it consumes a lot of my time. The upside of my addiction is that I have discovered a lot of good stuff. Yummy and crafty new projects are awaiting me over my winter break and I am so excited for them!
I discovered this awesome pumpkin cupcakes recipe through Pinterest, and had to make these treats immediately! I took it to a party and got such positive reviews for them!
Makes about 20 cupckaes
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1. Melt butter in a pan. Low and slow until butter is browned.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk in flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer, mix together cooled butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and pumpkin puree. After the mixture is combined, add in the dry ingredients.
4. Line muffin cups into muffin tins. Pour batter evenly into the tins about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes.
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
With an electric mixer, beat together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and beat in 1 cup of confectioners sugar at a time. Beat in cinnamon and vanilla extract until mixture is smooth.