I made pumpkin cupcakes for my family last night, and boy were they a hit! For sure a new family favorite! Everyone in my family HATES pumpkin anything, like they won’t even try it. I am honestly the only one who loves pumpkin spiced stuff, so the fact that they loved the cupcakes tells you how good they really are! Because I am lactose intolerant and allergic to gluten I couldn’t have too much, but still enjoyed some! This of course is not my recipe, it’s by Martha Stewart, so all credit goes to her for this amazing recipe.
Because we all loved it so much I decided to post it for anyone who would like to try them. It is probably the easiest cupcake recipe I’ve ever came across.
What you will need:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and eggs. Add dry ingredients, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in pumpkin puree.
3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about halfway. Bake until tops spring back when touched, and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating pans once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
Frosting: 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature, 2½ teaspoons vanilla extract Pinch of salt, 4 cups powdered sugar
With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cream cheese, vanilla and salt and continue to beat for an additional 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the powdered sugar gradually and mix until smooth and combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
I sprinkled some cinnamon on top, but you can decorate them with anything and they will still look supper cute!!