I bought a set of owl themed cupcake decorations a couple of weeks ago and have been longing to use them, I know I wanted to make pumpkin cupcakes before Fall was completely over, so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone.
1 Cup flour
1 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
15oz (one small can) Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
in a medium sized bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, sugar, vegetable oil and eggs.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together at a medium speed for about a minute, so its all combine but not over mixed.
Line muffin tin with whatever liners you have on hand.
Fill muffin cup 2/3 full.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating.
8oz Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Shortening
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
4-6 Cups Powdered SugarIn a large mixing bowl mix together the butter and shortening, add the cream cheese and vanilla, mix until well combined.
Slowly add the powdered sugar, and mix it in a little at a time( try not to over beat it because it can get a little gummy)
If it isn't a good texture for the kind of decorating you have in mind you can add a little milk or more powdered sugar depending on what you need.
What is your favorite Autumn treat?
Am I the only one who thinks these owls are adorable?