Mini pumpkin cupcakes

It is this time of the year again…Halloween and lots of nice autumn treats. This is a very simple and easy recipe for pumpkin cupcakes.

Ingredients:

Pumpkin Cake
4 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
1 cup canola oil or any vegetable oil
15 oz pumpkin puree
2 cup all purpose flours
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Icing
8oz cream cheese, softened
2 cup confectioner’s sugar
¼ cup butter, softened
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange peel

Method:

Pumpkin Cake
In a bowl, sift all the dry ingredients, and set aside. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin puree until light and fluffy. Gently fold in the dry ingredients mix until no more lumps.
Spoon into mini cupcakes pan, half to 2/3 full. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 12 minutes at 350 F

Cream Cheese Icing
Beat all the ingredients together until light and fluffy.

Assembly
Top the mini cupcakes with the cream cheese icing. Serve room temperature or cold.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that pumpkin is rich in pro vitamin A? Alpha and beta carotene. Moreover, contain high amounts of lutein, which give the pumpkins the orange-red color.

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