Friday, October 2, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing

Here's another Fall recipe that uses Pure Pumpkin Puree. I don't think I can ever have enough Pumpkin recipes when Fall arrives. We have an annual October Block Party on our Cul de Sac and I try to find new recipes to make every year. We have amazing cooks and Bakers on our street and I come away with great recipes too.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2 - Muffin Tins with 12 wells. Lined or brushed well with Pan Release Mix. (equal parts of Crisco, Vegetable Oil and Flour) I start with 1 C of each mixed well and refrigerated in a jar. I always have it available for all of my baking needs. If lined, I recommend spraying the liners with Cooking Spray.

2 1/2 C Flour
3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
8 TBS Butter, room temperature.
3/4 C Granulated Sugar
1/3 C Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1/2 C Whole Milk
1/4 C Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 C Pure Pumpkin

1 recipe of Cream Cheese Icing, recipe to follow.

In a medium bowl, sift together:
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Whisk well.
Set aside.

In a medium bowl:
Whole Milk
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Whisk Well.

In a large Mixing Bowl with an electric hand mixer or a Stand Mixer with a Paddle Attachment:
Granulated Sugar
 Brown Sugar
Beat for 3 minutes.

Eggs, one at a time.

The bowl of wet ingredients.
Mix well.

The bowl of dry ingredients.
Mix well.

Divide the batter among the 24 wells.
Bake 20 - 25 minutes.
A toothpick in the venter should come out clean.

Remove pan to a rack to cool completely.
Frost them with the Cream Cheese Icing.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing:
4 C Confectioner's Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
12 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature
8 TBS Butter, room temperature
1/3 C Pure Pumpkin

In a Stand Mixer with a Paddle Attachment:
Cream Cheese
Beat until combined and creamy smooth.

Slowly Add:
Confectioner's Sugar
Beat until well combined.

Mix slowly just until incorporated.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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