Pumpkin Cupcakes with Nutmeg Buttercream Frosting

The number one thing people have asked me since I bought my condo is "What is the first thing you are going to make in that kitchen?" Well, due to work travel and a cold, it took a little longer than I thought...

The answer is... pumpkin cupcakes with nutmeg-buttercream frosting and candy corn toppers for today's Proper Swap event at Proper Topper Georgetown!

Pumpkin Cupcake Ingredients
Adapted from MarthaStewart.com
Makes 50 mini cupcakes or 12-18 regular cupcakes (I doubled the recipe for more)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 15 oz can of pumpkin pie mix
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • cupcake liners and cupcake pan
Cupcake Instructions
  1. Melt butter and then place in refrigerator to chill.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cooled butter and eggs. 
  5. Add dry ingredients, whisk to blend.
  6. Add pumpkin mix, whisk to blend.
  7. Fill each cupcake liner with batter about 3/4 of the way.
  8. Bake until tops spring back when pressed. Should be about 20-25 minutes depending on the size cupcakes you are baking.
  9. Remove and rest on wire racks to cool before frosting.
  10. Frost with buttercream (I used the recipe from Food Network but added a pinch of nutmeg to compliment the pumpkin) and top with a candy corn. [FAST TRACK: If you're rushed for time, you can just add a pinch of nutmeg to whipped vanilla frosting.]


City Girl said...

So not a baker, but I love pumpkin cupcakes enough that I might try! These sound delicious!

efstewart said...

They were adorable -- a fitting reward tidbit for generous fundraiser attendees! Hope it went well today.

Anonymous said...

You are famous! These cupcakes & your blog were mentioned in the 10/27/10 Tampa Tribune as part of a story on pumpkin recipes - can't wait to try them!

Tammy Gordon said...

Oh cool! Thanks for letting me know - I didn't know that! I will have to ask my Mom to get me a copy.