Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Give Thanks- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Nina from Momma Go Round

Hi! I'm Nina from Momma Go Round. I'm a
SAHM to my 18 month old little man LJ. I love to bake, craft,
decorate, sew, and create. On my blog you'll find tons of great
tutorials, recipes, crafts, and discussions on mommyhood.

I have an Etsy shop, Your Memories
, filled with printable holiday cards, invitations,
announcements, party supplies, and my newest line of reusable

Today I want to share with you this
AMAZING recipe I found for Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting. It's
by none other than the incredibly talented Ina Garten....but it's
soooo not "a celebrity chef recipe that no one in the
universe can actually do" type of recipe.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple

Makes 12


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin purée (8 ounces),
not pie filling

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Maple Frosting (recipe follows)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped Heath bars

Maple Frosting

6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature (I used light and
it worked great!)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon Maple Flavor
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar

Step 1:
Sift together the flour, baking
powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

Step 2:
In a large bowl (or mixer) whisk
together the eggs, pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and
vegetable oil.

Step 3:
Add flour mixture to pumpkin

Step 4:
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake 20 to
25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Step 5:
Using a hand held or stand mixer,
cream the cream cheese and butter using paddle attachment on

Step 6:
Add maple flavoring and vanilla, and
mix. Slowly add the confectioner's sugar and mix until

Step 7:
Frost completely cooled cupcakes.

(yeah, this picture wasn't impossible to take by myself or anything :P )

Step 8:
Break up Heath Bar and sprinkle on

I took these to a girls' night and
they were a huge hit! Perfect for all the holiday celebrations coming
up or an alternative to pumpkin pie.



  1. Do you think I could use real maple syrup instead of the flavoring? I don't have any flavoring in the house, but I DO have maple syrup. Also, do you think this frosting recipe would go well with other floavors like strawberry or cherry for using on cakes or other flavored cupcakes?

  2. Those look sooooo yummy. I want one now.

  3. your muffins sound super tasty! I love maple icing.

  4. Hi Serial Mommy! Thanks for all your questions. I don't know how the frosting would turn out with syrup. I thought of doing that myself but was afraid it would be too runny. The flavoring was on sale for super cheap (like $2) at the market, so hopefully you can find some like that.

    As for on other cupcakes, I totally think it would work! It's not a super sweet frosting, so it won't overpower another flavor. You definately taste the cake more and the frosting is a kicker. Hope that helps!


  5. This looks super good! Thanks for sharing I think I'll give this a go since I have some of the items on hand...Happy SITS!!!

  6. These sound so yummy! I might make them for Thanksiving.

  7. Oh my goodness, I am so following your blog. First of all you have the same name as me, so I know you rock and you spell it the same way too! Also, because you love food too and it look's great!

    Great to find you on Pinterest,

  8. Hi Dee Dee,

    I saw that the frosting has cream cheese in it. Is the cream cheese flavor strong? (can you tell it's made with cream cheese like other cream cheese frosting?) I wanted to make these for a friend but he hates cream cheese frosting. Thanks! These look delicious!


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