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Sunday, October 30, 2011

mangia mondays 34: pumpkin cupcakes with maple frosting

happy halloween, guys & ghouls!
welcome to another edition of

a spook-tacular food blog the wonderful
lisa from shine your light
& i co-host each week.

this week i'm sharing:

pumpkin cupcakes with maple frosting

for cupcakes:
1 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
pinch of nutmeg
1 C pumpkin puree
1 C sugar
1/2 C vegetable oil
2 large eggs, at room temperature

1. preheat oven to 350 f. line or grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan.

2. in a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice & nutmeg. in another bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, sugar, oil & eggs. add the flour mixture & whisk to combine completely.

3. divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 22-24 minutes. let the cupcakes cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. transfer the cupcakes to the wire rack & let cool completely, about 1 hour, before frosting.

for frosting:
1/2 C butter
1/4 C maple syrup
2 C powdered sugar

1. in a large bowl, beat syrup & butter until combined. add the sugar, a bit at a time, & whip until combined.

these cupcakes pretty much sum up fall to me.
i decorated them with some frosting i dyed purple...
& a couple of quickly made, cutesy spiders.

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  1. Hi,
    I shared my Grain-Free Fried Chicken and my GF DF Banana Coconut Cream Dessert.

  2. Thanks for hosting! I just saw your Butternut Squash Braid from last time and it looks amazing! I may have to try that :)

  3. Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    fall coleslaw wraps

    spicy sprouted lentils & greens soup

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  4. Thanks for hosting! I posted a profile of ajwain seed, a digestive aid with other nutritional properties.