Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pumpkin Cupcakes

For Thanksgiving this year I made pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream frosting. I got the pumpkin recipe from the Martha Stewart website. The cup cakes came out amazing and I wish I could say the same for the cinnamon buttercream. This was my second time making buttercream. The first time I made buttercream I made a huge mess but it came out good. For some reason it was way too runny and grainy. I am only going to post the cupcake recipe because they were super good. I will try to make buttercream again! Buttercream will not get the best of me.

  • 2 Cups of All-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Allspice
  • 1 Cup of Brown sugar
  • 1 Cup of White Sugar
  • 2 Sticks of Butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 Eggs, Lightly Beaten
  • 1 Can of Pumpkin puree

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Whisk together until well combined. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together brown sugar, white sugar, butter and eggs.

Mix in flour mixture until batter is smooth.

Mix in pumpkin puree.

Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Pour batter about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. You may want to rotate the pans in the oven half way through.

Place cupcakes on a cooling rack to cool completely for you to frost.

Here is a picture of what mine looked like with my failed cinnamon buttercream.

Our Thanksgiviging table
My mommy's yummy turkey!!

The Desserts

My cousin Mariela's Snickerdooddle cookies

My cousin Mariela's pumpkin brownies that were oh so yummy

My little family on our first Thanksgiving with little man.

With Love,


  1. Oh how I love a pumpkin cupcake. And they probably tasted great even without frosting! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

  2. Yum! Thanks so much for linking up this week!

  3. These look amazing! And so cute!

  4. Hi Jen,
    You family photo is precious and your Thanksgiving looked awesome. We would just love your cupcakes, they look so yummy! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen