Thursday, February 3, 2011


So i was looking through my pictures today and I realized that I never blogged about my amazing Thanksgiving cupcakes!! Since last time i went to Rupert for Thanksgiving (when Brad and I were dating) I was kinda sick, I wanted to make up for ditching out on Thanksgiving dinner early by making some wondrous treat for everyone. This year I have had somewhat of an obsession with anything Pumpkin, so i made some beautiful Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (but really more like muffins).

I spent a lot of time trying to make them look pretty, and I think they turned out pretty tasty! They have a wonderful cream cheese frosting and a square of Hershey bar stuck on the top! Here are a few pics of my masterpieces with the recipe underneath. Enjoy!

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (found on

2 2/3 cup AP flour
2tsp baking soda
2tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice*
1 tsp salt
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can pumpkin (or squash)*
1 cup white sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs

Pre-heat oven to 350
Line muffins cups with liners

in a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin pie spice & salt. set aside.

using a stand mixer, mix together the pumpkin, white sugar, dark brown sugar & oil until combined. add the eggs one at a time making sure to mix well after each addition.

add the dry mixture to the wet mixture in 3 parts- mixing until JUST combined after each addition (over-mixing is a no no)

flour the chocolate chips (add 1tsp flour to the chips & shake- this keeps them from sinking) & then stir into the batter

fill the muffin cup 3/4 of the way & bake for 20-25 min (mine were done in 20 min)

Best Cream Cheese Frosting: (i usually dislike cream cheese frosting- but this stuff is freaking awesome. light, fluffy & just a hint of cream cheese flavor. perfect!)

8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 stick un-salted butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups confection sugar

using a hand mixer: beat together the cream cheese & butter until blended. add the vanilla. then mix in the sugar 1 cup at a time until blended.

jack up the mixer speed (like HIGH) and beat for about 30 seconds or so (until you get some fluffy)- and you're done. make sure to lick the beaters as so not to waste.


Rosemary said...

mm yummy!

Jayce and Sarah Porter said...

mmm...I just want to bake and be crafty all the day long sometimes.