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Friday, October 26, 2007

Pumpkin BOOcake hero

Things have been going so fast here lately, that halloween kinda spooked up on us literally. Speaking of which, I won't even be at home to hand out candy to the kiddies cause I'll be at school that evening. I couldn't not do anything for halloween, so I thought I'd make some halloween pumpkin cupcakes and enter it into this months Cupcake Hero admissions. The ingredient is Cloves.


I thought I'd use the new black food coloring that is out, to make some cobwebs for the cupcakes and since I had canned pumpkin, I thought what the heck! I LOVE pumpkin. So it's been hard to resist not eating these, and resist I have not. ;-)
And yes, the black does stain your lips a little, so probably not a good idea to eat it right before you meet your date. lol. The texture of the cupcake is wonderful, it almost has a spring to it when you bite into it, and the smoothness of the frosting combines well with the cupcake texture. The crumb is soft but it does not crumble when you take a bite, so no messy crumbs. :-D I am a messy cupcake eater to be honest.

Pumpkin BOOcake
Mix together:
2 2/3 C flour
2 ts baking powder
2 ts baking soda
2 ts cinnamon
1/4 ts ground cloves
1/4 ts ground nutmeg
1 ts salt
In large bowl mix together:
1 can canned pumpkin
1 C sugar
1 C light brown sugar
1 C vegetable oil
1 C eggwhites (1/4 C at a time, mixing after each addition)
Mix dry into wet ingreidents:
In 3 additions and mix well
Pour into lined muffin tins
Bake:
350 degrees F for 25 minutes
Let cool before frosting
White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
12 oz white chocolate chips
(melt in a double broiler and add to):
12 oz cream cheese whipped with 1/2 C of earth balance buttery sticks
Add whatever coloring your heart desires ;-)

5 comments:

Emilie said...

Mmmm...I love white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

These look really cute, thanks for the warning about the black food coloring. I'll try not to eat these before a date.
Too bad you have to go to school on Halloween night. I'm working. :(

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Cute "BOOcakes"! Delicious!

Happy Halloween!

Cheers,

Rosa

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Thanks Rosa, you have a happy halloween too! Enjoy all the goodies!

Christina said...

It looks like you got a great rise on the cupcakes! And really, who can resist anything pumpkin? :D

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Emilie,

I think you win in this situation. We're going to a restaurant to eat and grade a kitchen. In tribute to you having to work that night, I'll make sure I'm not too demanding on my waitress ;-) Good luck!

Christina,

Thank you. I know right, there's a girl in my class who HATES pumpkin. How can you hate pumpkin?????