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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Warning:  if you are taking part in my weight loss/healthy eating challenge, do not make these.  They are addictive.  I had to give the rest of mine away because I couldn't leave them alone.  Trust me.  Don't do it. 

Now, for everyone else, try these cupcakes!  They are divine!  They are great year round but even more perfect at this time of the year.  I was introduced to this recipe at a funeral years ago.  I often volunteered to help serve the funeral dinners at my church.  One woman would always bring this pumpkin cake.  It was so delicious and was the first dessert to disappear.  I broke down and asked her for the recipe and was surprised at how easy it is! 

My kids were eating the icing with a spoon.  (I didn't tell them there was cream cheese in it.)  It goes perfectly with many other cakes and desserts too.

Pumpkin Cake
2 C sugar
2 C flour
2 C pumpkin
2 t baking soda
½ t salt
2 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon
1 C oil
4 eggs

Mix all ingredients well. Pour into a greased 9” x 13” pan. Bake at 350º for 35-45 minutes.  (I baked my cupcakes for approximately 20 minutes.)
Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream together 1 lb. powdered sugar, 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 stick butter, and 2 t vanilla.

I'm linking up with JDaniel4's Mom and her Halloween Traditions!


Theresa said...

oooohhhh....I have pumpkin in the fridge and have been wondering what to do with it! I just need cream cheese for the frosting!

emmy said...

Ok, I'm going to try to make them with almond and soy flour and Truvia. Hopefully I can make something that is close to these.

imagesisee.blogspot.com said...

Sounds good. How many cupcakes does it make? You can answer here, I'll check back.

Also, I've been wondering why I can't leave my comment so that my link shows up like the other two comments on this page. I always have to type in my blog address and then I noticed that it's not a live link. Do you know why?

~she~ said...

It made 24 cupcakes.

I totally do not understand why commenting works differently for some people than others! Are you typing the http://? As you can see, I have to type in my name too but I get a link. I'm going to try something different...let me know how it works.

Linda said...

This is a test.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These look so good!

I would love for you to link this post to the recipe section of my Halloween Traditions link up!