Pumpkin Cupcakes

"Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing"
photo by Calee photo by Calee
photo by Calee
photo by Jaki Jean photo by Jaki Jean
photo by Jaki Jean photo by Jaki Jean
photo by Calee photo by Calee
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  • In large bowl, sift and whisk flour,sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set a side.
  • In separate bowl, whisk eggs, blend in pumpkin, buttermilk and oil.
  • Pour over dry ingredients stir until just moistened.
  • Spoon into large paper-lined muffins cups or spray with Pam. Filling to top.
  • Bake at 375 oven 18-22 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
  • Let cool on rack.
  • Icing:

  • In bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla, beat in sugar until smooth. Spread on cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles or a butterscotch chip on top.
  • Varitation to this is to add a handful of butterscotch baking chips into the mix just before baking.

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  1. Barbell Bunny
    Absolutely AMAZING! I bought a can of pumpkin when it finally came in stock, and have been waiting for a worthy recipe to use it on. I opted to make pumpkin muffins, so I didn't use the frosting; otherwise, I followed the recipe to the tee. These guys are so moist! I was able to make 12 muffins and 3 mini muffins. I added toasted walnuts to some of the batch, which was a great idea. I plan on making these again this week with the walnuts. Also, I watched mine and ceased baking at 15 minutes, so be sure to keep an eye on yours!
  2. jane49423
    I needed to use up some pumpkin puree that I had prepared and froze last fall. Also needed to use up some buttermilk. Didn't have any pumpkin pie spice, but found a substitute recipe on line. I froze them and have been enjoying them in the morning for breakfast. I didn't frost them, so they are really just like muffins.
  3. raychel4korn
    DELICIOUS! I made this in a bundt pan and cooked it for about 45 mins. and it came out WONDERFULLY. Also added a little bit of Nutella for a little something extra in the frosting and it was beautiful. Thanks for a great recipe!
  4. Maito
    These were excellent. They had the delicate soft crumb of a cupcake, but with the less sweet and easy to get out of the pan part of a muffin. I followed other reviewers and added 2 teaspoons of the pumpkin pie spice. It was mild, but just right for me. We thought these were definitely better without the icing, it overpowered it. I got 13 very well risen muffins out of this recipe.
  5. Jopalis
    As previous reviewer stated...this is more like a muffin than a cupcake. The sweetness is primarily the icing. The texture, firmness... not much sweetness...more like a muffin. I gave it 3 stars as a "muffin" but would give even less as a cupcake.



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