Cream Cheese Frosting is my number one favorite topping, but chocolate or vanilla frosting are also delicious options. Kids will have a ball decorating their own cupcakes; just put out some dried fruit, gummie candies and decorative icing for them to use.
Our Cream Cheese Frosting is my number one favorite topping, but chocolate or vanilla frosting are also delicious options. Kids will have a ball decorating their own cupcakes; just put out some dried fruit, gummie candies and decorative icing for them to use.
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon each: cinnamon, ground cloves, ginger, nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- One 15-oz. can of pumpkin
- 3/4 cup of walnuts, pieces
step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
step 2In a medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
step 3In a large bowl, place butter and sugar and beat together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
step 4Add the eggs to the wet ingredients (large bowl) one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
step 5Stir 1/3 of the flour mixture (from Step 2) into the wet ingredients (large bowl), then 1/2 the can of pumpkin. Follow that with 1/3 flour mixture, then the rest of the pumpkin and then the remaining flour mixture.
step 6Pour the batter into each cup until three-quarters full.
step 7Bake cupcakes for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
step 8Let the cupcakes cool completely in their pan on a wire rack. Then take each cup carefully out of the tray.
step 9Frost each cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
step 10Add decorations on top. Some options: arrange candy corn in a wheel shape around the edge of the cupcake. Or use multicolored gummie candies or worms in a pile. Or slice into candied orange slices to make the features of a jack o' lantern (eyes, nose and mouth). Or use store-bought icing with decorating tips to draw faces.