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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cook Time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 32 cupcakes

Rich and spicy pumpkin cupcakes!

Ingredients

  • ¾ tsp. nutmeg, ground
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • ¾ tsp. ginger, ground
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • ¾ c. corn oil
  • 3 tbsp. butter OR margarine, softened
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 pkg. (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • Pumpkin Cupcakes
  • ¾ tsp. cloves, ground
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract, pure
  • ½ tsp. orange peel

Directions

  1. To make Pumpkin Cupcakes:  Blend the eggs, oil, sugar, and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Stir together dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and beat until well blended.
  2. Pour into lined muffin tins.  Fill about 2/3 full.  Bake in preheated 350°oven for  30 minutes or until center springs back when touched. Cool 30 minutes. Spread with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
  3. To make Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:
    Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.  Spread over cooled cupcakes