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Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Buttercream

Upon doing a search for pumpkin cupcakes I came across this recipe and I just HAD to share it with y'all.  Sweet Jesus these look so YUMMY!

Check out her blog of additional pictures! Great Blog! :o)

Pumpkin Pound Cake Cupcakes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
Combine all of the ingredients (yes, I said all of the ingredients) in the bowl of your stand mixer (or just a large mixing bowl if you are brave and have a hand mixer). Beat on medium speed for 20 minutes (that’s why I said you must be brave… or at least energetic).

While the mixer is doing all of the work, preheat the oven to 350°F, line two standard muffin pans with cupcake papers (for 24 cupcakes).  I found cute pumpkin ones at the store, so I used those for my festive cupcakes.

Once the batter is smooth, fill each of the cupcake liners about 2/3 full with batter.  Bake the cupcakes for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool the cupcakes in the pans for a few minutes, and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Buttercream
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (varies based on temperature/humidity)
  • 3 tablespoons half and half (varies based on temperature/humidity)
In a large mixer bowl, combine the butter and shortening. Whip together with the whisk attachment until light and fluffy.  Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and whisk until well combined.

Gradually add the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Alternately add the half and half, whipping the icing on medium-high speed after each addition, until the desired consistency is reached.

Fill a pastry bag with the icing and pipe the icing onto the cupcakes.  I used a round tip to pipe spikes and swirls of icing.  Top the cupcakes with Halloween candy and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.

4 comments:

Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for the follow! I will defiantly be trying out these cupcakes!!!! As soon as I get moved into my house :)

My Mommy Time Online said...

You're welcome. :o)

And you so have to let me know how you like them. They were a huge hit at the bonfire Saturday night.

KelseyA said...

mmmm Yummy! Those look super Yummy!

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My Mommy Time Online said...

They are super yummy! :o) lol ... You have to try them.

Thanks for the follow.

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