Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pumpin Spice Cupcakes

I had some company over last night and was in the mood for something with pumpkin. It was an impromptu gathering so I hadn't planned on making anything , but I got online and found Ina Garten's Pumpkin cupcake recipe and just happened to have all the ingredients. I love it when that happens. I even had cream cheese for the frosting! Below is the recipe I used and then just made a basic cream cheese frosting.

(please excuse the horrible pic once again)
Pumpkin Cupcakes
Makes 10 cupcakes (It made 17 for me)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin purée (8 ounces), not pie filling
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brush or spray the top of 10 muffin tins with vegetable oil and line them with 10 paper liners.
2. Into a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. In a larger bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin purée, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil. Add the flour mixture and stir until combined.
3. Divide the batter among the prepared tins (I use a level 2 1/4-inch ice cream scoop) and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.