Pumpkin cupcakes

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These pumpkin cupcakes were something I made on a whim today and they are SO GOOD. I've had this can of pumpkin sitting in my cabinets for the longest time. I didn't want to do another pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread, but I definitely needed sweets. 

Pumpkin cupcakes to the rescue! This recipe will make 20-24 cupcakes so you'll make lots of new friends perhaps.
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar (I added in 1/4 cup brown sugar)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
I altered a recipe I found on Chow slightly - a little less sugar, oil and cloves. The original 1 cup of oil was waaaaaay too much once I cut back on the sugar a little.

You'll also want some cupcake liners to make it easy.

Preheat your oven to 350 F before you get started - the batter comes together quick!

Step 2: Mixing the wet and dry

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Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a fork. (flour, spices, salt, baking soda & powder)

Combine the oil and sugar in a bowl and whisk well for a minute or so until there's no dry bits of sugar left.

Step 3: Add the eggs

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Add the eggs one at a time to the oil and sugar mixture. Use a whisk to beat them into the mixture - you'll have a creamy and slightly yellow mixture at the end.

Step 4: Add the pumpkin

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Mix the pumpkin into the wet ingredients just until combined - it won't take much time at all. :)

Step 5: Add in the flour mix

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Mix the wet and dry together until smooth and thick. I use a spoon for this instead of the whisk because it allows me to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan and make sure there are no dry spots left. :)
otodd10 months ago
Can you make them with fresh pumpkin purée ?
groovymama11 months ago
Aly Guizar11 months ago
looks delicious
turbobug12 months ago
I make these all the time with mini chocolate chips. Has to be the mini ones
artfulann12 months ago
nerfrocketeer12 months ago
this looks very good!
M.C. Langer12 months ago
nerd747312 months ago
looks like you did a good job
sabu.dawdy12 months ago
hunter99912 months ago
Looks great! Good job!