Pumpkin Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 12 cupcakesPumpkin-Patch

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2c. butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 c. milk

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:  

  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 6 oz. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. minced orange peel
  • 1/4 tsp. orange extract

Directions: Beat butter and sugar until smooth.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin and vanilla and beat until blended.

In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and spices.  Stir half the flour mixture into pumpkin mixture.  Stir in milk just until blended. Add remaining flour mixture and stir just until blended. Spoon batter equally into 12 paper-lined cups.  Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or until tests done.

To make the frosting, combine all the ingredients and beat until smooth.  Frost the cupcakes.

Recipe from My Recipes.com