Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pumpkin Cupcakes = Delish

Ok, I'm just the teensiest bit obsessed with pumpkin these days. 

I will assume you want to know why, so I've created this handy bullet point list to explain my love affair:
  • They taste like happy.
  • They smell like the holidays.
  • You can roast their seeds.
  • You can carve faces into their shells.
  • You can make them sweet or savory.
  • You can add them to lattes with fantastic results.
  • Babies look cute when seated next to them.
  • Again, they taste like happy.
I'll admit, I lurve pie, but it's not super portable. But cupcakes are . . . so why not combine the best of both worlds? Cupcakes with frosting and pumpkin pie? Ummm. . . yes please, I will.

I cheated a bit, though. I didn't make "from-scratch" frosting, which normally I would, but I just ran out of time.  I didn't want to use plain' ole frosting from a can (and I have a slight aversion to cream cheese), so I mixed cinnamon into a can of vanilla frosting, and it tasted great. 

Happy baking/frosting/cooking/sewing/etc.