Sunday, October 30, 2011

pumpkin-spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Owen's all about pumpkins - from visiting the pumpkin farm to carving jack-o-lanterns, he can't get enough pumpkin fun. The November issue of Everyday Food has a recipe for Pumpkin-Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting which I though he'd really enjoy baking as well as eating. Owen's been my little baking apprentice for a while now helping me every other Saturday morning baking Raisin Bran Muffins together. He was only too eager to help with Pumpkin Cupcakes.
He helps by dumping measured ingredients.
And stir them together. He even asked to crack an egg, which turned into a mess on the counter top, but it was still fun.
Then he lined the cupcake tray and finished things by licking the beaters and spatula. 
And here are the finished cupcakes. Owen did a great job helping out. These cupcakes are very moist and light. The cream cheese frosting was a bit of a trick on our treat because it split again (similar to the Red Velvet Cupcakes from last year). I think it's because I use light cream cheese, which might make a difference in structure even if the flavour is the same as regular.


alicia said...

pumpkin spice cupcakes are my favourite! i always have leftover pumpkin, so this year i made pumpkin pie smoothies with almond milk, oats, a frozen banana, and the pumpkin and pumpkin spice! so yummy!

such a helpful baking assistant you have too!

Erin said...

oh my! what an awesome idea!!