Fall isn’t officially here yet, the days are still warm and sunny but the evenings are cooling down earlier and earlier. The change from ice cream season to turkey season has us saying goodbye to warm-weather treats and hello to delicious fall flavours. Like pumpkin cupcakes!
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Ever wonder what gives pumpkin flavour that spicy taste? Surprisingly, it’s really just a simple blend of a few grocery spices:
Let’s Bake – Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes
What you’ll need:
- Cupcake ingredients
- Cupcake liners
- Muffin tin
- Mixing bowls
Whisk together dry ingredients. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and then spices in a medium bowl and then set aside.
Mix together melted butter, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin puree and vanilla until combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Try to avoid overmixing the batter as this can lead to denser cupcakes.
Scoop batter into liners. Fill to 3/4 of the way full and then bake for 18-21 minutes. We like to check them at 18 minutes with a toothpick to see if they’re done. If there’s still a little batter on the toothpick, let them go another 1 to 2 minutes and then check again.
For frosting we used a ready made cram cheese icing and then piped it on with a 1A tip.
We hope you had fun fall baking with us today! If you’re ready for more pumpkin spice recipes, check out our Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds – a double hit of pumpkin flavour.
Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes
- 1 cup Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
- 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1/2 cup Butter melted
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line a muffin tin with liners
- Whisk together dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a medium bowl and then set aside.
- Mix together melted butter, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin puree and vanilla until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined.
- Scoop batter into liners, filling to 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake for 18-21 minutes.