Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Dessert Alternative

Thanksgiving isn´t big in Honduras, of course it´s an american holiday, but in my family we do celebrate it on the following Sunday after Thanksgiving. Sundays are our family day, so we have a little get together and I am usually in charge of dessert, so this year instead pumpkin pie I want to try Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.
This is the first time I am going to make them, on the next post I will upload pictures of the outcome so stay tuned!

Here is the recipe:

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin. Combine the flour, pie spice, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and ginger; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and cinnamon; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Refrigerate leftovers. 
* Makes about 24 cupcakes.

Tip: When trying new recipes found in websites first take a look at the feedback from people who already tried the recipe, this gives you an idea of how good the recipe will turn out or if you shouldn´t try it all.

Recipe from: tasteofhome

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