29 October 2015

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Best cupcakes in the world ever!
This year I really wanted to make something for Halloween/autumn with real pumpkin in it. How lucky was I that Zoella recently uploaded a baking video on her channel making these cupcakes using grams as measurements! She got the recipe from allrecipe.co.uk. Also we don't have canned pumpkin puree in the Netherlands, but recently added to our grocery store are freshly cut pumpkin parts :D So I was again very lucky... and super so triple Lucky because these cupcakes turned out epic!

The Ingredients

For the cupcakes:
280g plain flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
110g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
5 tablespoons brown soft sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
180ml milk
250g pureed pumpkin 

For the frosting:
200g cream cheese, softened
50g butter, softened
350g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to make the cupcakes & frosting

0: To make my pumpkin puree: I've boiled the pumpkin parts in water for 15 to 20 minutes and then triple drained them on kitchen paper towels; 'cause else your cupcake would be to watery.

1: Preheat your oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper muffin cases. 

2: Sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice, salt, baking powder and bicarb. Now set this aside.

3: Beat 110g of butter, caster sugar and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until it's light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Stir in the milk and pumpkin puree after the last egg. 

4: Now you add the flour mixture. Stir in 1/3 of the mixture at a time, mixing until just incorporated.

5: Pour the cupcake mixture into the prepared muffin cases. (I've used a ice cream scoop for this)

6: Bake the cupcakes in your preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

7: While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting by beating the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth. Beat in the icing sugar a little at a time until incorporated.  Add the vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon; beat until fluffy.

8: Once the cupcakes are cool, you can decorate with the cream cheese frosting. Using a piping bag or piping tool.

9: Now you can add any kind of sprinkles or whatever you like as decoration on the frosting, I've chosen candy corn colored sprinkles and a candy corn on top :)

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting autumn fall halloween candle bath body works beauty blogger cozy copper
A new tradition?!
Definitely going to bake these every year now! These are so good! I've never ever tasted pumpkin cupcakes and never ever made cupcakes looking so good like this! They taste warm, cozy, rich, bouncy, sweet, full, soft etc. etc. etc. When you eat it you kinda feel like you stole something precious and it's soooo gooood. I highly recommend you to try out this cupcake recipe!

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Obsessed Jofee
When I was making the pumpkin puree, Jofee was running happy around me because he never smelled cooked pumpkin before. He really wanted to taste what it was en he tasted it his eyes popped :D Here you can see him enjoying licking a spoon. Then when the cupcakes were done and cooling he started jumping around the drawer cabinet where they were cooling. I was making the frosting and thought, just a tiny bit of frosting can hurt him right?! Well, mentally it did. when done frosting my cupcakes and put them on the coffee table to take pictures of; Jofee constantly walked and sniffed around the table. At some point he couldn't handle himself anymore and he started crying. The way he kinda whining-cries for a special bone but 10 times worse. He sat next to me and I asked him do You want a cupcake? Reaction = picture! :D Of course he got bits and crumbles from the cupcake and pinky finger tips from the frosting each time we eat one. After that we both brushed our teeth.

I hope you've enjoyed this post and maybe trying out this recipe!