Thursday, October 25, 2012

food bit... pumpkin spice muffins

This has to be my all time favourite October/Fall treat!  Pumpkin spice muffins with cream cheese frosting.  Halp.

Here's what you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter (softened to room temp)
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of canned pumpkin puree
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl mix together flour, baking soda, spices (cinnamon, ginger, cloves) and salt.

In another larger bowl cream together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy (this would have been a thousand times easier with a mixer)

One at a time add your eggs then add the vanilla.

Admire how much the pumpkin puree looks like a baby vomited up squash...

Then add a bit of the flour mixture to a bit of the pumpkin puree.  I did it in thirds (i.e. 1/3 of the flour, 1/3 cup of pumpkin back and forth).

Yes, that doesn't look very appealing but the smell is so yummy!  

Pick out your most Fall ish cupcake liners.  Or realize the only ones you have look like they'd be perfect for Easter... and line your muffin tin (makes about 14 muffins if you put 1/4 cup in each).

Be sad about your lost comrade...

And pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean and they look like this!

Ice with cream cheese icing and enjoy!
(a sprinkle of toasted nuts or fun halloween candy on top would be cute too!)

Anyone have any pumpkin spiced coffee ideas?  I'm addicted to pumpkin spiced flavours after eating these bad boys.

1 comment:

Niken said...

i don't really like pumpkin, but this cupcakes looks yummy!