Monday, October 25, 2010

my sweets

This weekend was all about my sweet girlfriends. A rainy weekend complete with wine {on more than one night and more than one bottle...whoops!}, Sex and The City re-runs, sleepovers in my new place, weekend flea markets, Charades and more.  All this sweet girl time needed the perfect sweet treat - Mini Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Yep you heard right!
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter room temperature 
1 cup of packed golden brown sugar
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
2 eggs
1 2/3 all purpose flour 
2 teaspoons of of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon of ground Nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 cup of Pumpkin from can

Preheat Oven to 350F. Line Muffin tins of use 2oz paper Souffle cups. 
Whip together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add one egg at a time and beat until incorporated. Add Vanilla and Pumpkin and mix until mixture is even. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients {flour and spices} into a separate bowl.  Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated {over beating will result in heavier cupcakes}. Fill your cupcake carriage of choice a little over half way and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes {depending on size}.
Cream Cheese Frosting
6 oz of room temperature Cream Cheese
1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter
2 cups of powdered sugar 
1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla extract

Whip room temperature Cream Cheese and Unsalted butter together until light and fluffy.  Reduce speed of your mixer and slowly add powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time until fully incorporated. Add Vanilla and turn up speed and continue to whip for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy.  Icing can be stored in an air tight container for up to three days! Wait a good 30 minutes or until cupcakes are completely cooled before icing and Voila!
It's the perfect treat on a cool Autumnal night with a cup of tea and some sweet company. Enjoy my pretties!

xo tash


  1. I was looking at all the pics of the cupcake being undressed, and I was like, "Just eat it already!" It looks absolutely decadent, and now I must have one!

  2. They sound so yummy. And look so cute. The perfect combo xx

  3. OMG! You're totally right! It's like some kind of cupcake striptease! ahahaha

  4. That looks soooo delicious!!

  5. There's nothing like cake in a cup!

  6. I am SO trying this! I had zucchini bars with cream cheese frosting on today! and i happen to have a can of pumpkin...sooo...will be doing this :)

  7. sounds like a tasty and fun weekend. Wine and cupcakes are the best. I made applice spice cupcakes last weekend and they were yum.

  8. Yum! Not only do those look delicious, they look adorable!


  9. I need to make those...yummy:) Your weekend sounds so good..I also love watching Sex and the City re-runs:)
    Happy sweet Monday, darling

  10. Great idea... Actually last night we baked up some banana bread, in cupcake molds. Perhaps the next step as it gets cooler is mulled wine... xo bb

  11. Is there anything pumpkin can't do!? These look divine!

    Sounds like a perfect girly weekend :)

  12. I never thought I'd say this, but they just sound too delicious! Glad to hear you had a sweet weekend!

  13. Yummy! What a great weekend full of great people, those are the best1

  14. sounds like a fun weekend, but i have to say those cupcakes look deeeelicious! oh my word!

  15. That sounds like a perfect weekend - baking, girlfriends, SATC reruns! Thank you for sharing the recipe too.

    It's lovely that you are forging ahead with this new life chapter :)

  16. These look and sound delicious! There is nothing like spending QT with dear friends, glad you had a wonderful weekend.

    P.S. LOVE your profile pic! (:

  17. SOunds like you had the perfect weekend! Oh and those cupcakes...(words escape me)Yumm!

  18. love a girlfriend weekend - hope you are feeling settled!

  19. Oh my, those cupcakes looks yummy!

  20. So my kinda weekend - love it when it's just a girlie one - those cupcakes are so yummy!!!! I can just see that sneaky glass of wine in the background too!

  21. I've been dreaming about pumpkin cupcakes! Thanks for the recipe!
    Your weekend sounds so fun, and cozy! :o)

  22. Ooo, I have been looking for a good receipe ...

  23. thanks for sharing the recipe

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  24. That sounds like a positively dreamy time!


  25. tash seriously -these things look off the hook. my mouth is watering. i need to get to krispy kreme in the meantime for the pumpkin spice donut (that i'm not supposed to eat)!




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