Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting

After making these, I was reminded just how much I love baking. So, on a perfectly cold and rainy day off, I decided to get back in the kitchen.  With Halloween just days away, I've been loading up on pumpkin everything to celebrate, but it doesn't seem like Fall until I've made pumpkin cupcakes! The recipe is originally from 125 Best Cupcake recipes by Julie Hasson, which has become my go-to resource for just about every cupcake imaginable. The only thing I've done to modify the recipe is, I've left out the cream sherry. (not necessary in my opinion)

For the Brown Sugar frosting, I used this recipe:

  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  •  1/2 cup  half & half
  • 2 2/3 cups sifted confectioner's sugar 
In a heavy saucepan combine brown sugar, butter, and half & half. Cook and stir over medium heat to a full boil; Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Whisk in confectioner's sugar until smooth. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes to dip cupcakes (my preferred frosting method for a smooth texture- unfortunately I didn't get pictures of this), or 20 to 30 minutes for spreading consistency. Whisk occasionally to keep the frosting from hardening.
 

21 comments:

  1. I've got to start baking! These look delish :)

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  2. Yummy! Definitely going to make these this week. :)

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  3. Ooooh, these look delectable! I will eat just about anything covered in frosting.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. cupcakes are everywhere! looks divine (if only i didn't like pumpkin). but this post has me thinking about baking something! bday drinks sound fab - we'll have to do it!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  5. Are you kidding me with these??? Those look glorious!!! They look so professionally done too. I've been eating everything pumpkin to celebrate Halloween too. I haven't had a chance to bake anything yet but hopefully this weekend.

    xo
    Valerie

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  6. Bren, these look incredible!!!!

    xx
    Nikki

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  7. Bren these sound so amazing! I've been trying to brainstorm an easy desert to make for thanksgiving and this just might be a great option!!

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  8. wow, great recipe!!
    tks for share :)

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  9. These look amazing, Bren! I love anything pumpkin! If I find time this weekend, I just might have to make these!

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  10. Wow, the Jonas Brother's publicist...you are very blessed! I guess it helps me feel younger that I like them. haha!
    I hope you plan something fun for your birthday!
    Have a great weekend!

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  11. These look so delicious!! I might have to add them to the 'to bake' list while it's still pumpkin season!

    -Samantha
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  12. Yum...those sound delicious. And brown sugar frosting is so original...I've never had it before.

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  13. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing! I love everything with pumpkin in it at this time of year. Yesterday, I even had pumpkin pecan pancakes at a local restaurant. Divine!

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  14. dude, these look AWESOME! Add pumpkin cupcakes as another reason to love fall!

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  15. Oh my, Bren, these look delish! I love anything pumpkin-y, yet I never seem to make anything with that flavor. May have to give this one a try!

    Happy Halloween!

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  16. Awesome! :)
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  17. Oh My Gahhhhh, those cupcakes are de BOMB!!!, and the frosting is a MUST MUST MUST!!!, thanks so much for sharing the recipe, you are godsend really, LOVE, jemina, xoxo

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