Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkin pie cupcakes

In case you hadn't noticed, I've got a thing for pumpkin. And on a day like today, when it's cold and rainy and decidedly fall-ish, it seemed like the perfect time for this recipe.
The best part? I had all the things on hand, and it was super quick to throw it together.
Only one drawback -- the cupcake really sticks to the paper and you lose a little when you pull the liner off. Just means you have to eat two instead of one.

from Baking Bites

2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup half and half (or evaporated milk)

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper or silicone liners.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice
In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and half and half until well combined. Add in dry ingredients and whisk until no streaks of flour remain and batter is smooth.
Fill each muffin cup with approximately 1/3 cup of batter.
Bake for 20 minutes. Cool cupcakes in pan. They will sink as they cool.
Chill cupcakes before serving. Top with lightly sweetened whipped cream.

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Love all the fall recipes. as for sticky muffin cups: King Arthur flour recommends spraying paper muffin cups with Pam. Haven't tried it yet, but usually what KA says works.