PUMPKIN CUPCAKES RECIPE

Ingredients
Batter

  • 1 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 7/8 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 lrg eggs
  • 8 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 C Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 C water

Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 tbsp butter softened
  • 3-4 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • orange and green gel food dye

Instructions
Batter

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together
  3. mix the wet ingredients together
  4. pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth and combined
  5. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3rds full
  6. bake 17-19 mins, until tester comes out clean
  7. Let Cool

Frosting

  1. Beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth
  2. add the powdered sugar and mix, scraping the sides, until smooth and just the right thickness (more of less powdered sugar to get the right texture)
  3. Pull about 1/2 C aside and dye green
  4. dye the rest orange
  5. pipe pumpkin onto the top with a large round tip
  6. add small green stems, and vines and leaves

This article and recipe adapted from this site

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