Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Got a ton of pureed pumpkin on hand like me? Sick of pumpkin pie?
Try these!!!

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
Recipe loosely based on this recipe HERE by The Barefoot Contessa.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin spice
2 extra-large organic eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin puree ( 8 oz ) not pumpkin pie filling
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Maple Frosting ( recipe follows )
chopped pecans for topping

Maple Frosting
1 cup organic salted butter ( room temp )
2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbs pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp maple syrup flavoring ( optional )

1. pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line 10 muffin tins with paper liners

2. Into a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and soda, pumpkin spice, and salt. In a larger bowl whisk together, sugars, eggs, oil, and pumpkin. Add flour mixture and stir to combine.

3. Pour batter evenly into 10 baking tins and bake for 20-25 mins, until a inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

4.. For frosting: In a large bowl cream together butter, maple syrup, maple flavoring, and sugar.

5. To finish: Evenly spread cupcakes with frosting ( you'll probably have leftover frosting for another batch! ) and top with chopped pecans. Now, hide them from your man....
I'll know better next time.

So hard to stop at just one....apparently.


  1. Hi Amanda!

    I read your comment on Jenna's blog and was fascinated that you are living away in Hawaii! Always been a dream of mine - especially to live somewhere serene and laid-back. But I've heard mixed stuff - is it mostly a touristy and older population? Hope you are enjoying your travels (or permanent stay?!). :)

  2. k,
    It depends on where you live in Hawaii...some parts of my island are touristy and other areas are very local.
    No, I don't think there is a large "older" retired population here. In fact, a lot of the island newbies are in their early 20 and 30s..
    Hawaii is a very expensive place to retire I would imagine...

  3. Those look amazing! I have way too much pumpkin hanging around so these are a must!