November 22, 2010

pumpkin cupcakes.

last week i picked up a pumpkin cupcake at a local bakery. i posted about its deliciousness on facebook, and travis commented wondering where his pumpkin cupcake was. i decided i would make some for us at the house and called my mom on the way home from work. my mom has the best recipes, and i just knew she would have something in her arsenal. alas, she didn't have a recipe, so i resorted to the internet. i just couldn't stop thinking about those yummy cupcakes.

i knew martha wouldn't let me down, so i headed to the store armed with her recipe. here's the yummy recipe: {i forgot to take my own picture, so i've borrowed martha's}.


  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 c packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 c granulated sugar {i used splenda}
  • 1 c {2 sticks} unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can {15 ounces} pumpkin puree {not pie filling}


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees. line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. in a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice; set aside

  • in a large bowl whisk together brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and eggs; add dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. whisk in pumpkin puree.

  • divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about halfway. bake until tops spring back when touched and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes, rotating pans once if needed. transfer to wire rack and let cool completely

this recipe makes 18 cupcakes. i didn't ice them the night i made them. i let them sit and cool for quite some time. travis and i each had one before bed, but neither of us had any icing. they were still really yummy. the next night we both added cream cheese icing to our cupcakes

i hope to make these again and take a picure of the process and the end result.

for now, i will bid you adieu for the week. i wish you and those you love a very happy thanksgiving holiday. i can't wait to hear about your fabulous celebrations. safe travels to you and yours!


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