Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

I am always surprised when a cupcake tastes just like Pie. This one does! If you love pumpkin pie- make these cupcakes! (For a great Lemon Meringue Cupcake try THESE) I found these tasty morsels when I was browsing a great blog I Heart Cuppy Cakes, Go over and check it out- there are always tons of yummy and creative cupcakes popping up on Clara's blog. I took this to a get together this weekend and promised I would get the recipe up ASAP! These keep well in the fridge, although they probably won't last long enough, but I made them the night before, piped on the whipped cream and I think they are better chilled. But they taste good warm too. Just make them and you can decide for yourself!

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from i heart cuppycakes who adapted them from Gigi Cakes
Makes about 20 cupcakes ( I made 12 big cupcakes and 9 mini's)
INGREDIENTS
For cupcakes

1 cup pumpkin puree

1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
*1/2 tsp ginger
*1/2 tsp nutmeg
*1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 cup of canola oil
3 large eggs
*You can replace all those spices with 2-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice if you have it For whipped cream
1-1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp granulated sugar
cinnamon or nutmeg, garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners.
Sift the flour, baking powder & soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves and set aside. In your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and oil until smooth.
Slowly add the flour mixture until incorporated. Careful not to over beat.
Fill the liners 1/2-2/3 full and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 17-20 minutes.
Cool cupcakes before piping on whipped cream.
To make whipped cream—In mixer with whisk attachment, whip the cream, vanilla extract and sugar on high speed until thick.
To assemble cupcakes—Using a 1M star tip, pipe the whipped cream on each cupcake. Sprinkle with cinnamon (or nutmeg) for garnish.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

I love how you topped them with whipped cream.

CB said...

So glad you liked the cupcakes! I admit that I am not a huge pumpkin pie fan but I really liked these cupcakes too! :)
/Clara

Holly said...

Muchos gracias! I'll let you know how they turn out. I need to buy a good piping bag and some tips.
Later,
Hols

Ralonda said...

LOVE pumpkin pie... mmmm...
Adding these to my list of yummy things to make in the near future!
Great pics!

Aggie said...

Oooooh my....I am all over these! What a fantastic treat!! YUMMMM!

The Blonde Duck said...

These look divine! I can't wait for pumpkin pie!

Bridgett said...

These look absolutely delicious. I love pumpkin pie so I am giving these a try. Your picture is so tempting as well.

Amy said...

MMM!! I am going to have to try these! I have a little guy at my house that LOVES pumpkin pie and would really loves these!!

Candy said...

This would make a great treat for my son's hockey team. Thanks!

Any Little Reason said...

Every Halloween, I make treats and my husband and I sit on the porch passing out candy and drinking wine - this seems like a perfect addition!

Maria said...

I am making pumpkin cupcakes this week, it is a different recipe though. I am sure I will be trying yours too! They look so good!

Sarah said...

i just fell in love with you...totally trying this recipe soon!

SiHaN said...

i've tried pumpkin cupcakes too not long ago. But my recipe was cakelove by warren brown. Those were lovely. But yours look divine as well!

Tami said...

Holy Moly! I'm AM trying these! If they really do taste like pumpkin pie, I will be in heaven!

Prudy said...

Oh yummy. I would love one of these warm for breakfast.

Alexa said...

That sounds so good right now! There is something about the cooler weather and pumpkin that goes so well together. I'm sure I would love these cupcakes, the way you describe them. Beautiful pictures, Mary Ann.

Sophie said...

Heavenly. I think that sums it up :).

~Holly said...

Yummy!! Anything pumpkin and I am so there!! :)