Friday, October 31, 2008


I was in a very 'Martha' mood yesterday and I made these delicious Pumpkin cupcakes. They have just the right amount of spice and the cream cheese frosting makes them extra yummy! As you can see in my photo, I added a small pretzel piece to each to make them look like pumpkins.

Here is the recipe so you can make some for yourself!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
2-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
4 eggs

In medium size bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt together until well blended; set aside.

Beat sugar, vegetable oil, buttermilk, pumpkin puree and eggs in a large bowl on low speed for 2 minutes or until combined. Add flour mixture and beat for 2 more minutes or until just combined.

Divide batter among cupcake pan with liners, about 2/3 full.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 box (16 oz.) confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. milk
Orange food coloring

Beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl on high for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk and beat until smooth and a good spreading consistency, about 2 minutes. Add an additional tablespoon of milk if too thick. Add food coloring to desired color. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!


  1. oh my these look yummy thanks for sharing the recipe, i may have to try them out ;)

  2. Joanne - those look sooooooo yummy. I was at a Croptoberfest function and we served pumpkin cake with Cream Cheese icing. It was from a plain 9x9 pan it was very crumptous, but these look so much more yummy and delicous.

    I think the pretzel just adds that little something extra!

  3. Sounds like a great recipe I will have to try it. I was going just to pitch my pumpkin now that Halloween is over but I guess I will have to use it for your yummy pumpkin recipe. It is so inviting with the tea pot too, thank you for sharing it on your blog.


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