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Old 10-22-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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TNT pumpkin spice cupcakes with caramel frosting.

I made a batch of these today.Its my favorite pumpkin cake recipe and its always a hit with the family and friends.It tastes sooooooo good.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

1/2 c unsalted butter
1 c firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/3 c white sugar
2 large eggs, at room temp
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
a pinch of salt
1/2 c milk
1 15oz can pumpkin puree/homemade cooked and pureed pumpkin that should be about 1 1/2 c.
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Insert cupcake liners into your muffin tins or grease them.
In a large bowl cream together the butter and the sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs one by one to the sugar butter mixture. Mix well after each egg.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, the baking powder, the baking soda, the ground cinnamon,ginger, cloves and salt. Once blended, begin adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a little at a time. Alternate with the milk, stirring after each addition. Mix well.
Add the pumpkin puree and the vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Fill the cupcake liners 1/2 to 3/4 full. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Caramel Frosting:

1 cup brown sugar
2 tbs butter
2 tbs flour
1/3 c milk
2 tbs honey
one heaping tbs of smooth peanut butter

Mix everything and cook in a pan on medium heat.Boil for 3 minutes.Remove from heat and let cool.Spread on the cupcakes.put a pecan or walnut piece in the middle of the frosting to make it look even prettier.
Enjoy!

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Old 10-22-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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Oh my...! Already copied the recipe. I finished cooking pumpkins this afternoon so am ready to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing!
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Oh my...! Already copied the recipe. I finished cooking pumpkins this afternoon so am ready to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing!
You are welcome!
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WIll definitely give this a try...i never had it with caramel frosting before
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:13 PM   #5
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Sarah, I finally baked the cupcakes today. They are delicious! I have to tell you though, I used a different recipe for the glaze (daughter doesn't like peanut butter). I mixed 1/4 c. brown sugar, 1 T of butter, 2 T simple syrup, boiled those ingredients and mixed in 1/2 c of powdered sugar.
Thanks again for the recipe!
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Sarah, I finally baked the cupcakes today. They are delicious! I have to tell you though, I used a different recipe for the glaze (daughter doesn't like peanut butter). I mixed 1/4 c. brown sugar, 1 T of butter, 2 T simple syrup, boiled those ingredients and mixed in 1/2 c of powdered sugar.
Thanks again for the recipe!
the glaze u used is a very yummy one indeed.You dont necessarily have to use peanut butter in a basic caramel frosting.That was my own addition,because me n my kids,we love anything peanut butter.
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