Thursday, November 8, 2012

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes

I am a failure when it comes to fall.  Why?  Because I don't like pumpkin!  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin anything.  It's all yucky to me.  However, my friend Bailey had a birthday coming up.  I found out she loves pumpkin so I decided to make some pumpkin cupcakes.  I couldn't find a good recipe so I combined about four or five and I guess they turned out alright.  (I didn't taste them of course, but my taste tester told me they were delicious.)  Recipe as follows.

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes

1 box of French Vanilla cake mix
1 cup Sour Cream
1 can  (15 oz.) pumpkin
1/4 cup oil
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
Mix together all ingredients above until well combined.  Pour into 24 paper lined muffin cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes.  Let cool.

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup  butter, softened
1 tsp.  vanilla
1 pkg.  (16 oz.) powdered sugar
1 tsp.  ground cinnamon
Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in sugar. Blend in cinnamon. Spread or pipe over cooled cupcakes. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

For the love of cupcakes!

Blog number... Oh I don't know, four or five? 
I deleted one though so there's only a couple blogs that I actively write on.
This one is dedicated to all things FOOD!  
I love baking, cupcakes most of all.
I do this thing where I adjust a recipe then never write it down.
Or I make a recipe up as I go but I never write it down.
Then when I want to do it again, I'm mad at myself.
I figured if I blog the cupcakes and recipes, they'd always be available.
And the recipes of whatever else I want.
So here we go!