Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://carpecupcakes.blogspot.com/2009/09/iron-cupcake-san-francisco.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon allspice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup applesauce
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
4 eggs - room temperature
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick butter) - room temperature
4 cups confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese


Cupcake Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your cupcake pan with liners. Combine flour, baking soda, salt & spices in a large bowl.
With an electric mixer, cream butter & both sugars. Add eggs, one at a time. Add applesauce and pumpkin and then flour mixture, beating until just combined. Fill cupcake liners about three-quarters full. Bake approximately 20 minutes, but check frequently after 15 minutes. Cool completely.
Frosting Directions
Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla Begin adding confectioner's sugar in 1/2 cup increments. Add cinnamon and beat until smooth and creamy.




Emily Jelassi's picture

these cupcakes look delicious! thanks for posting the recipe :)


Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Iron Cupcake: San Francisco I went to San Francisco yesterday to enter the Iron Cupcake Challenge and I won! It was so much fun! Everyone involved was great and I tasted some dee-lish cupcakes. The most interesting icing was a curry/cardamon buttercream topped with a raisin garnish. Chelsea from Kingdom Cake in San Francisco organizes the event once a month and I highly recommend participating if there is an Iron Cupcake Challenge near you. A huge thanks to Will at Leland Tea Company who hosted the event. He has an amazing selection of teas and does custom blends and packaging. I can't wait to go back! The winning cupcake...pumpkin spice with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.


24 regular-sized or 48 mini cupcakes


Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 12:14pm


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