|bullet was perfect for this job!!|
Dump into a bowl, and continue pureeing until all the pumpkin is done. You can freeze it or use immediately.
|no straining needed here|
Pumpkin Butter(courtesy of grouprecipes.com)
This is what was used for the center of the cupcakes
8cups pumpkin puree
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1teaspoon ground ginger
1/2teaspoon ground cloves
1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 lemons-needed for the juice
The How To
This is the hard part!!! ha ha just kidding :)
Place all ingredients in slow cooker; cook on low for approximately 5 hours. Pour into small jars, refrigerate or freeze.
|I mixed up the stuff before putting it in the crock pot|
|Turned out perfect!!! You've got to give this a try.|
Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes(Courtesy of Martha Stewart)
|My dry ingredients and my puree|
Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of sour cream(or buttermilk), and beating until just combined. I also added butterscotch chips too at this point.
Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full.
Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until golden brown. 15-18mins.
Transfer tins to wire racks to cool 10mins; turn out cupcakes onto racks and let cool completely. Cupcakes can be refrigerated up to 3days in airtight containers.
After cupcakes have cooled down start drilling out the middle of the cupcakes save the top part for later.
|I see my butterscotch!|
Cover up the pumpkin butter with the part you drilled out.
1cup unsalted butter room temp
12oz cream cheese room temp
4cups powdered sugar sifted
1/4teaspoon vanilla extract
The How To
With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy, 2-3mins. Reduce speed to low and slowly add sugar 1/2cup at a time. Then add vanilla and mix until smooth and combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. If you want to color the frosting then split the frosting evenly among two bowls. I added the orange to one and leave the other white. Try to stack or layer the frosting on top of each other in the frosting bag.
|You can see where i started and then they gradually got a little orangery as I went.|
|I couldn't pass up the Halloween umbrellas!!|
|Look at all that pumpkin butter goodness!!|
Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes