Thursday, December 15, 2011

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes
2 2/3 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp salt
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
5 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Place cupcake liners in muffin tins. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix together pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add flour mixture in two additions, beating at low speed just until incorporated. Pour into cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Then remove cupcakes from pans and cool completely.

To make frosting, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar and mix well. Frost cupcakes as desired.

Makes 24 cupcakes

Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats

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