A Girl & A Garnish

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A thirty-something’s adventure through the wild world of food.

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes & Maple Pecan Frosting

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes & Maple Pecan Frosting

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Holiday season is officially in full effect! Not only are the holidays great for spending time with family, they're also the best time to food. Inspired by a recipe from Yummy Crumble that I tweaked a bit, I whipped up these Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes that are fit to be the perfect ending to a Thanksgiving feast. The Maple Pecan Frosting is what really seals the deal for these cupcakes. If you're still in need of a dessert recipe for the big day, then give these a try!IMG_8270.jpgIngredients:Cupcakes- 3 cups all purpose flour- 3 eggs- 2 cups granulated sugar- 1 cup brown sugar- 1 cup vegetable oil- 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree- 1 cup almond milk- 2 tsp. vanilla extract- 1 tsp. cinnamon- 1 tsp. nutmeg- 1 tsp. allspice- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice- 1 tsp. baking soda- 1/2 tsp. baking powder- 1/2 tsp. kosher saltFrosting- 3 cups powdered sugar- 1 cup butter, softened- 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans- 1/4 cup maple syrupPrep time: 45 minutes -- Cook time: 20 minutesDirections:1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan or spray with a nonstick spray.2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.IMG_8276.jpg3. In a large bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, and oil together with a mixer until well mixed.IMG_8278.jpg4. Add eggs into the sugar mixture one at a time while continuing to beat until eggs have been completely blended into the mixture.IMG_82825. Add vanilla and pumpkin puree to mixture and blend until well mixed.IMG_82866. Slowly add in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, while alternating between adding the milk. Stir until well combined.IMG_8292.jpg7. Pour the cupcake batter into the cupcake pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let completely cool.IMG_82948. While cupcakes are cooling, begin to prepare the icing. In a large bowl, whip the softened butter until fluffy.IMG_8300.jpg9. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and syrup to butter and beat well. Add the last cup of sugar and beat again. Add in 1/2 cup of chopped peans and beat again until all of the mixture is well combined.IMG_8301.jpg10. Pipe icing onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle remaining chopped pecans over cupcakes to garnish.IMG_8314.jpgEnjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!XO,G&G

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