Halloween is my favorite holiday!! My whole house is decorated, my whole front yard is looking good and spooky, the creepy music and fog are cued up for trick-or-treaters...last step is to make these yummy cupcakes to make my whole house smell like spice and pumpkin!
For the cupcake:
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumkin puree
2 large eggs
~Place butter in a small bowl and melt in microwave until just melted. Let cool a little. In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, pumpkin puree and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is smooth.
~On low speed, mix flour mixture into pumpkin mixture. Batter should be smooth and fairly thick.
~Fill each cupcake liner about 3/4 full. Bake 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
1 stick unsalted butter - room temperature
6 ounces cream cheese
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 powdered sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp milk
~Put 1/4 cup of frosting in a small bowl. Mix in cinnamon and milk. This should make a thick but pourable icing.
~Spoon cinnamon icing into zip-lock baggie. Carefully cut off just a tiny bit of the tip. Just a small stream should come out when you squeeze the bag. For each cupcake, make a dot in the center and two rings. Drag a toothpick straight outward from the dot, through the rings, to the edge of the cupcake. Repeat all the way around cupcake until it makes a "spiderweb"! Easy! :D
Every have a Happy & Safe Halloween!!