Over this past weekend, I was able to snag a few small pumpkins from our local grocery store and it inspired me to make something sweet! I ended up making pumpkin cupcakes that I would originally make into bars, but the kiddos enjoy the cupcake form better and I can’t say I blame them.
The boys went out and about with their Dad and Jazzy and I stayed in and baked. I got a feel for what is to come with my girl and I can’t wait for the day she can fit in an apron and get her hands all messy with me! The boys will still ask to help while I’m in the kitchen and I love that. Jordan loves to help peel corn on the cob and he literally gets ever strand of hair off (it takes him about 30 minutes to peel four, but he does an excellent job). So back to the cupcakes, the recipe is below.
4 eggs / 1 cup vegetable oil / 2 cups sugar / 2 cups flour / 2 cups pure pumpkin / 1 teaspoon vanilla / 1 teaspoon baking soda / 1 teaspoon salt / 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon / 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice /
I combined all ingredients and mixed for several minutes. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 19 minutes for cupcakes.
Cream cheese Frosting
1 stick of butter / 1 package of cream cheese (softened) / 1 box of powdered sugar and a dash of vanilla
The kiddos all enjoyed and Jasmine has been signing more for a few days now and she was signing more after she got a few bites. I am going to try to keep introducing more sign language with her and will update how the progress goes.
I hope you have a wonderful week and I would love to hear your favorite Fall treat?