Pumpkin Molasses Cupcakes

As I scoured the internet for inspiration on a new recipe to showcase during Thanksgiving. I found something intriguing and I looked around the kitchen to see what ingredients I had and what needed to be bought. The recipe seemed simple enough to make.

I will be making these cupcakes the day before, most likely in the morning which will give me plenty of time to allow the cakes to cool off and find space in the kitchen to store them.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Glaze

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2: In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy.

Step 3: Gradually add the brown sugar until fully incorporated.

Step 4: Add the egg and mix well.

Step 5: Add the pumpkin puree and molasses, beating well.

Step 6: In a medium bowl, combine the baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, salt, and flour.

Step 7: Gradually all the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture until blended.

Step 8: Evenly scoop batter into lined muffin pans, filling 3/4 full.

Step 9: Bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes.

Step 10: Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

Step 11: Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

Glaze

Step 1: In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the brown sugar, butter, and milk to a boil, whisking constantly for 1 minute.

Step 2: Remove from the heat.

Step 3: Gradually whisk in the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.

Step 4: Whisk gently for 3-5 minutes, or until the mixture begins to cool and thickens slightly.

Step 5: Place foil or parchment paper under the wire racks that are covered with the cooled cupcakes.

Step 6: Spoon the glaze over the cupcakes evenly and quickly.

Notes: You can garnish the cupcakes by sprinkling some ground cinnamon on top of the glaze

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. elisebakes
    Nov 20, 2012 @ 17:55:01

    These look delicious!!

    Reply

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