Thursday, November 3, 2011

Just Treats

For Halloween this year I decide to do something a little special for the kids.
I made cupcakes! I know not all parents would agree with their child getting a cupcake as a treat (and I wouldn't want them to look like the bad guys for not letting them have one) so that is why I also decided to give out candy on the side so that parents have the option.
All in all I only gave out 10 cupcakes out of 9 kids. Which is actually a lot for an apartment complex.It might have been due to the fact that I sat out by the entrance of the apartments and my hubby adorned me in "ambiance", but I like to think that its was simply for these amazing cupcakes.

 So, I thought it would be nice to share the recipe with you all so you can have a Halloween treat yourselves ;) . Enjoy!

You will need: an electric mixer,one small bowl, two medium mixing bowls, one large mixing bowl, a spoon, two cupcake pans,and cup cake sleeves (two dozen).
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 T spoon baking soda
  • 1 T spoon baking powder
  • 1 T spoon sat
  • 1T spoon cinnamon
  • 1 T spoon ground ginger (or 1/8 T spoon fresh grated ginger)
  • 1/4 T spoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 T spoon all-spice
  • 1 Cup packed light brown sugar (de-clumped)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted, melted butter
  • 4 eggs lightly beated
  • 1 can (15 oz ) pumpkin puree
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. line cupcake pans with cupcake sleeves.
  2. melt butter in the small bowl in the microwave.
  3. meanwhile, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. In the large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, both sugars, and melted butter.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until its smooth. Add in the pumpkin puree and mix again, until smooth.
  6. Divide batter in the cupcake pans and bake for 20-25 minuets.
For Cream cheese Icing:
  • 2 Sticks of butter
  • 2 packs of cream cheese (16 oz)
  • 3-4 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 T spoon vanilla extract
  1. Mix in the other medium mixing bowl, with the electric mixer, on medium, the butter and cream cheese until smooth and has no lumps.
  2. add in the vanilla and mix again until combined. Then add in the sugar and mix until icing is formed.

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