Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins
I found this recipes in the Rachael Ray mag, and sounds so good I thought I would share.
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (at room temperature)
- 1⁄2 cup confectioner sugar
- 2 large eggs, plus 5 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 inches of simmering water
- 1 1⁄2 cups unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-size pieces and chilled
- 1. Place a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
- Line a 12 cup muffin pan with baking liners. Using a electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and confections' sugar for 3 minutes. Beat in 1 egg white and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
- 2. In a bowl whisk the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. In another bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, 2 eggs, granulated sugar, oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Whisk in the flour mixture.
- 3. Layer each muffin cup with some of the pumpkin bater, then the cream cheese batter mixture, the more pumpkin batter. Bake until springy to the touch 25 minutes minutes. Let cool.
- 4 Using the electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, remaing 4 egg white and remaing 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Fill a medium sauce pan with enough simmering water to reach the depth of 1 inch; place the mixing bowl on top. Whisk the mixture until it registers 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
- 5. Transfer the bowl back to the mixer and beat on high speed until fluffy; lower the speed and beat to room temperature about 5 minutes. Add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, then beat in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
- 6. Transfer the frosting to a pastry bag, pipe large rosettes on the topp of the cupcakes.
made these tonight for a birthday party, they are yummy!!! followed all the directions and made the icing, i think this is the best icing ever!!! the hardest part was whipping w/ a fork while waiting for it to reach the temp!!! delish!!! icing is not grossly sweet at all and i added ginger to the frosting was the only variation i made.i have them in the fridge since all the butter. i ate one a bit warm yet and did notice it stuck to the liner paper , so hopefully cooled all the way they will remove fine. gonna make again w/ added grated apples.
These are delicious! I have made them twice now... once as regular cupcakes and the second time as mini-cupcakes for a halloween party. I agree they are yummy without frosting but the frosting is really good too! as far as mini-cupcakes go, I piped the pumpkin mix and the cream cheese mix into the pan. It was too messy trying to do that with spoon. Baking time was only ~12 mins as well. Will definitely be making these again!
I made these as soon as I saw the recipe in the magazine. I did not make the icing to put on them, they were so moist I didn't feel like it needed icing. They were SO good! I will make them again and have been passing the recipe along to ladies I know!