Monday, November 10, 2008

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

A few years ago my dear friend, Trish, gave me this recipe for pumpkin cake (I think she had gotten it from a parent of one of her students). She just raved about how incredible it was, and insisted I make it... and oh my goodness am I glad I did. This is a "To Die For" recipe. Since then I have made it countless times and always get amazing reviews.. Today some of the reactions were "soooooooo good, OMG, amazing and someone even said they were orgasmic". Clearly this one is a keeper! *This recipe is just wonderful as cake or cupcakes.

Pumpkin Cake-
makes 24 cupcakes or 1 cake using (2 square or round pans)

4 eggs or equivalent of egg substitute
2 c sugar

1 c oil
1 medium (15oz) can of pure pumpkin
2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp (heaping) cinnamon


8 oz cream cheese
1/2 c butter
2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt & cinnamon.. set aside. In another bowl combine egg, sugar and oil. Beat till smooth, add pumpkin. Add in flour mixture in 3 parts. For cupcakes, bake for 20 minutes or until springy. For cake, bake in pan at 350 for 40-45 minutes. I would recommend two square pans or one big cake pan. If you do 2 small square do 350 for 35 minutes and regular cake pan for 40 minutes. Let it cool completely before you frost. For the frosting combine cream cheese, vanilla and butter.. cream together until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar... "ice" away and enjoy!


Jess said...

I am always on the lookout for that superlative pumpkin cake recipe, so I will have to try this one! The cupcakes look wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these die for!! Instead of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, we are a making this. Great pics and frosting looks very professional!

Maria said...

The cupcakes look delicious!! Love the frosting too!

Melissa said...

Those look delicious!

Sweet Bird said...

Holy cow...yum.

Ingrid said...

Looks good! I can't get enough of all these pumpkin recipes. Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Oh my, those look amazing. Thank you for sharing this!

BaL said...

Hi :)

Saw your blog on the Foodie Blogroll today, and I simply love it as I had a quick look at first :)

Seems full of good recipes with mouthwatering photographs.

Welcome to the Foodie Blogroll!

Cheers from Istanbul!

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and great recipes.

Fitri said...

good idea ! will like try your recipes :-) thanks for sharing

Cathy said...

Love the pumpkin cake,cream cheese frosting duo. Very nice blog and excellent photos.

ncfoodie said...

Lovely blog. Those cupcakes look amazing!!

Hallie Fae said...

Yum. Those look so good! I've made pumpkin muffins before which are similar to your cupcake batter. I bet the cream cheese frosting put them over the top good.

HannaBanana4511 said...

I know its no longer "pumpkin season" but i just love it all the time, i made these mini cupcakes today with this recipe!