"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

By request, the recipe for the Pumpkin Cupcakes in the previous blog post.


Charity found the original recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/harvest-pumpkin-cupcakes/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=harvest%20pumpkin%20cupcakes&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page

She set about to make it "ours".

Their recipe looks like this:
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Mazola® Vegetable Plus! Oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Argo® OR Kingsford's® Corn Starch
  • 4 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Ours looked like this:

 * 4 eggs, slightly beaten
 * 3/4 cup of oil on hand--no particular brand
 * 1.5 cup sugar
 * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
 * 1 3/4 cups whole spelt flour
 * 1/4 cup Organic Non-GMO Rapunzel Corn Starch (thanks to our local "bent and dent" store!)
 * mixture of spices from our cupboard--1/2 tsp cloves, 1 tsp all spice, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg
 * 1 tsp. baking powder--from bulk food store
 * 1 tsp baking soda
 * 3/4 tsp salt

Their frosting recipe looks like this:

  • Frosting:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons Spice Islands® 100% Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel
  • 4 cups powdered sugar    

 Ours looked like this:

 * Non-dairy "Earth Balance" butter substitute
 * organic vanilla
 * 2 Packets of "True Orange" crystals or to taste (see website here: http://truelemon.com/products.html)
 * powdered sugar
 * slight amount of Rice Milk

Charity is a "cook by feel" gal for a thing like this, so she can't give exact measurements for the frosting. However, it was quite tasty, and met with approval.

We took it upon ourselves to add the fall-themed leaf sprinkles. We choose not to celebrate Halloween, but we are always up for enjoying any thing to do with fall. We loved these cupcakes so much that we made a second batch to take along to share at the picnic Saturday that was sponsored by our local special needs support group. I'm sure we will be making them again a few more times this fall--once we manage to snag some more cans of pumpkin! Our shelf is empty!

1 comment:

Hevel Cohen said...

You need a photo of a cupcake on this post. I so want to pin it as it's dairy free!