Let me start with saying - These are WICKED AWESOME! Moving on....
we got hubby a pumpkin to carve this year but he wasn't into it, so instead we cooked that baby up and pureed our own pumpkin. So now I will be making pumpkin stuff forever, but it's my absolute favorite flavor so i'm good with that. Onto the goods....
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree (I used half fresh half canned)
Yields 24 cupcakes.
1. 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.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and eggs. Add dry ingredients, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in pumpkin puree.
3. 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 to 25 minutes, rotating pans once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
I topped these awesome little spicy love cakes with my first attempt at homemade cream cheese frosting....which turned out really tasty!
I also had a bag full of Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses my BFF brought to me when her & her family visited from Florida in October. I thought they would make an awesome glaze/topper to these cupcakes so I had hubby help me do some unwrapping so i could melt them down.
I added a touch of cream to them and they turned into a nice consistency for drizzling. I think these cupcakes are pretty darn purdy!
They are quickly becoming one of my favorite things I have ever made. They aren't too sweet and the frosting makes them just right. I really enjoyed these and hope someone out there in blog land will make 'em!