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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Eggless Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced butter cream Frosting

Baking Partners,as I mentioned in my Pumpkins chocolate chip muffins had suggested three recipes out of which this is the second mentioned  recipe and suggested by me from Made just Right and the original recipe makes 24 cupcakes.I have halved the recipe to make 12 and the halved measure are listed below.Thanx Swathi @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen for the wonderful opportunity and am happy they tasted awesome.My kids just loved each bite of the cupcakes.The recipe calls for apple cider vinegar and I think that enhanced the texture of the cupcakes as they were extremely soft like pillows (see pics for texture).My kitchen was filled with the aroma of spices,when baked.The butter cream frosting is also spiced.So,if you have pumpkins resting in your pantry after your pumpkin patch and carvings,do try this out for your dear ones !!



Ingredients
for cake batter 
all purpose flour 1 1/2 cup (refer notes)
cinnamon 3/4 tsp 
dried ginger 1/2 tsp
cardamom powder 1/3 tsp
Nutmeg, ground 1/4  tsp
baking powder 1 tsp
baking soda 3/4 tsp 
pumpkin/squash purée 11/4 cup  
unsalted butter(room temperature) 1/3 cup 
light brown sugar 1/4 cup 
cane sugar 1/2 + 1/3 cup
Soymilk, Plain or regular whole milk 1/2 cup 
salt 1/2tsp 
apple cider vinegar 1 tsp 
vanilla extract 1 tsp 

For spiced buttercream 
unsalted butter 1/4 cup 
vanilla extract 1/2 tsp 
powdered sugar, sifted 1 cup 
cinnamon 1/4 tsp 
nutmeg, ground 1/8 tsp 
maple syrup, pure 1 tbsp 
soymilk,plain or regular whole milk 1 tbsp



Method
For Cupcake Batter:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line 12 cupcake liner in a cupcake pan.Spray vegetable oil lightly.
- In a medium bowl, sift together flours, spices, baking soda and powder. Stir to mix together and set aside.
- In a stand mixer (or with a hand blender) cream the unsalted butter until smooth and creamy.
-Add in the brown sugar, cane sugar, and vanilla extract and mix on a higher speed until fluffy.
- Add in the pumpkin/squash puree, salt, vinegar, and half of the soy milk/whole milk. In 1/2 cup increments add in the flour/spice mixture, also adding in the remaining soy milk in between additions. Be sure to stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl and give it one more good mix to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated.



- Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full with batter with a spoon or ice cream scoop and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Check them at about 18-20 minutes and give a light press with the tip of your finger, if it springs back they are done, if not- bake them for a few more minutes. They will be a beautiful golden color when finished as well.(mine got done at 23 minutes)
-Remove from oven & cool on wire rack.Cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:
-Use a mixer to cream the unsalted butter until smooth. Add in the vanilla extract, maple syrup, and soy milk/whole milk and mix until combined.On a low speed, slowly add in the powdered sugar and spices and mix well after each addition. Keep mixing until all is well incorporated and the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
-Use a ziploc bag or pastry bag to make designs and patterns.I was short of time(as kids were waiting eagerly) to draw designs and had to finish scooping with a zipoloc bag and so no patterns.



Servings~ 12 muffins

NOTES
* You can use all purpose flour alone but I have used wheat flour 1 cup + all purpose flour 1/2 cup increasing the baking soda to another 1/4 tsp more.
* I have used regular whole milk.
* I used canned pumpkin puree,but you can use homemade pumpkin puree too.


Sending this to Baking Partners @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen ,Cooking with whole food -wheat flour hosted by Soumya @ Nivedhanam,Halloween Fiesta @ Cooks Joy , B-O-O-O Halloween hosted by Anu @ Anu's Healthy Kitchen


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39 comments:

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy Cupcakes.. They are cute..

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Suman Arthy said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...another cupcake...my place is flooded...cz i'm drooling here looking at ur recipes...

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yum...love it...

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect!
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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome looking cupcakes Julie...they look so soft and delicious

Swasthi said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very moist. tempting color and looks delicious

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy n soft muffins

Babitha costa said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the cup cakes

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved your eggless version Julie. Very perfect and cutie cupcakes dear.

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering cake

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious cupcake love that eggless version I was out of time, That is why I couldn't try this, Sure going to try when I get the time.

Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

looks absolutely yum and love the halloween decor :) cute

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

they are amazing.. i bet the aroma s must have been heavenly like u said & the texture is so nice & fluffy

ANU said... Best Blogger Tips

fluffy and perfecly made pumpkin cupcakes...
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radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice Pumpkin muffins. Looks very nice.

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

The cake looks so moist. You have really got into the spirit of Halloween.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

I'll be making this cupcakes soon, they came out extremely spongy.

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

ahh..Delicious & spongy cupcakes!!

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks wonderful

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

So soft and and yummy topping
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divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely....Looks drool worthy..

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

never ever tried a pumpkin cake.... looks good

Farah Saleem azeez said... Best Blogger Tips

i always used to think how can cupcakes made of veggies taste gud?? ur looks amazing!super!

Asiya Baig said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect for fall...looks super moist!

Follow Foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice!
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Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

spicy ....delicious

Nandini said... Best Blogger Tips

Moist and soft muffins with yummy frosting!!

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

So soft n spongy muffins...

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Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Eggless cup cakes look yummy and moist. Thx for linking.

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Achu said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute ones and lovely decorated by u :)

Renuka said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy!

Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and inviting cakes

Biny's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

ooo halloween cupcakes....love the cuties

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Whenever I see recipes of pumpkin cakes / bread, I always wonder how the two go together 'coz I have never tasted one. Your cupcakes look absolutely delicious!!

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Cupcakes look perfect and yum..

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really good, perFect for the season :)

Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a great eggless recipe

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

The cupcakes are looking awesome.. Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!! Please add the link to Kiran's page and the event logo..

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Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@ Soumya:Added logo & link:)