Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Pumpkin Queen!

I've always believed I didn't really belong in the kitchen.
I was raised by individuals that believed in takeout rather than recipes. Not to mention the fact that I manage to knock down everything in my path and hurt myself whenever possible. But, ever since I moved in with my FI, who is a great cook, I've wanted to learn. Yes, our roles are definitely reversed. ;)

So before I take on cooking, I've decided to take on baking! I'm a huge fan of Pumpkin anything (including the smashing kind), so when I stumbled on this recipe from Martha Stewart for Pumpkin cupcakes I had to take my chances.


Makes 18

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and eggs. Add dry ingredients, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in pumpkin puree.
  3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about halfway. Bake until tops spring back when touched, and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating pans once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.

I have to say, they came out great and oh-so moist!
I definitely deserve a pat on the back!

Hope you girls can enjoy this recipe as well :)


Mrs.Shazadeh said...

I am sending you TWO pats on the back my friend! They look awesome =P

Alessandra said...

Wow Meli, I am very impressed.You did a fantastic job. I love pumpkin everything as well and these sound soo good.

Marisol said...

Hmm.. I love pumpkin desserts...yummy I will def try this one!

Meli said...

Hooray for me ;)

Jen said...

yaaaaay for meli's first post! they look SO yummy :)

Eli said...

I looooove pumpkin! In fact that is my pet name for Anthony, LOL!! I am definitely going to try this, they look DELISH!!