My Halloween Tradition: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Posted Oct 30 2010 12:53pm
I have a confession to make. I do not particularly enjoy carving pumpkins. Every year, when Halloween rolls around, everyone around me gets super excited about carving pumpkins. That’s fine, but it’s not my thing.
I do, however, have a tradition. Every year I make pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. They are wonderful.
My tradition begun on Halloween of my sophomore year of college, when I had my friends over for a pumpkin painting party on the way-too-small porch of my then apartment. These cupcakes were a big hit at the party, and the tradition stuck.
I am posting this quickly, as we are leaving soon for Halloween festivities in Nevada City. Since I only have a little time, I will leave you with a recipe link and a ton of pictures!! Enjoy
Pumpkin Cupcakes (via Martha Stewart): http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/pumpkin-cupcakes Cream Cheese Frosting: 1 block cream cheese, ~1/2 cup shortening, lots of powdered sugar (3 to 4 cups? Until you reach a good texture)