Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

I altered my pumpkin bread recipe by adding in some buttermilk to make it lighter, it turned out great. This is a wonderful fall dessert, the flavors of pumpkin and maple together are delicious!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

3 c. sugar
1 15oz. can pumpkin puree
1 c. vegetable oil
2/3 c. water
4 eggs
3 1/2 c. flour
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1 Tbs. ground nutmeg
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350.
In medium bowl combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together and then set aside.
In large mixing bowl beat together sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, and eggs. Add half of flour mixture, beat until smooth. Add buttermilk, mix again, and then add remaining flour. Fill muffin tins 3/4 of the way full. Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, do not overbake, it will ruin the cupcakes.

Makes approximately 36 cupcakes.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
6 Tbs. butter, softened
1/2 c. 100% pure Maple Syrup
5 c. powdered sugar

Beat together cream cheese and butter, add maple syrup. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time. I honestly can't remember how much powdered sugar I put it. Just add the 5 cups and then go from there if you need more.

Let cupcakes cool. I piped the frosting on and then sprinkled with cinnamon.


M~ said...

Words cannot describe the feeling of happiness that came over me when I saw this recipe. I LOVE pumpkin cupcakes, and this maple cream cheese frosting. Lets forget the diet for a while, thats celestial love on a plate. One thing for sure Cam, I would be 300 lbs if I lived near you and Ben. I am gonna ask my friend to bake me these cupcakes, because I dont have a baking bone in my body.

Heidi said...

Frosting....of course! The missing ingredient! SO fun! Need to buy cupcake papers NOW

Jen B said...

Hi I just happened to be surfing for recipes and came across you blog. Although your cupcakes look yummy I am really wondering wher eyou got your beautiful plates that you served them on. I know weird question but I really love them!!!

The Frosted Cupcake said...

Thanks Jen! I love them too, I use them all of the time! I got them at Costco, hopefully they have one by you. Every year starting in about October they carry this set for $19.99 (or $21.99, I can't remember) through the holidays.