I know Autumn is over but when I made these beauties Autumn was in full swing! More pictures are up on my Instagram, so make sure to have a look!
Autumn is ALL about pumpkins and spices so hence these cupcakes! The recipe makes 24 cupcakes but feel free to half it to make 12!
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1 can pumpkin purée
- 300g icing sugar
- 200g Butter/margarine
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- Orange food colouring
- Chocolate pieces to decorate (optional)
1) Heat the oven to 350°F and line your cupcake tray with cupcake liners
2) Place the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and whisk, once all is combined put that off to the side
3) Place the sugar and the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until the sugar is incorporated, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl and the paddle with a spatula.
4) Return the mixer to medium speed and add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
5) Reduce the speed to medium low, add the pumpkin, and beat until just combined, about 30 seconds. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl and the paddle with a rubber spatula.
6) Turn the mixer to low speed, slowly add the flour mixture, and beat until almost completely incorporated and then remove the bowl from the mixer.
7) Spoon the mixture into the cupcake tins, fill then about 2/3 the way full
8) Place the cupcake trays in the oven and bake for 15-20 until golden brown and spongy
9) Allow them to cool, and while doing so, you can now make the icing.
10) In a stand mixer beat the butter for 2-3 minutes until it is light and fluffy
11) Add about half the icing sugar and beat lightly
12) Once done this, add in the rest of the icing sugar and vanilla extract. If you buttercream is too thick you may want to add some milk so avoid this!
13) Lastly add you orange food colouring to your desired shade!!
I really hope you like this recipe! It’s another original and absolutely delicious:) Don’t forget to check out my blog for more sweet treats!