Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pumpkin Butter Cupcakes

Watkins Pumpkin Butter is one of our Seasonal Favorites Gift Line products for 2010. It tastes great spread on bread, toast, biscuits, and quick breads. Buy a jar for your family and a jar for a friend.

Put together a gift basket or a gift bowl with a jar of Watkins Pumpkin Butter, Watkins Pumpkin Bread Mix, a whisk, and a festive napkin, towel, or oven mitt for a lovely holiday gift or birthday present.

Pumpkin Butter Cupcakes

2 1/4 cup/560 mL all-purpose flour
1 tbsp/15 mL Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL baking soda
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL salt
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Cinnamon
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Ginger
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Nutmeg
1/2 cup/125 mL butter, softened
1 1/3 cups/325 mL sugar
2 eggs
1 cup/250 mL Watkins Pumpkin Butter or canned pumpkin
3/4 cup/180 mL milk
3/4 cup/180 mL chopped walnuts

Brown Sugar Frosting

1/4 cup/60 mL butter
6 tbsp/90 mL brown sugar
6 tbsp/90 mL half-and-half
2 cups/500 mL powdered sugar
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Original Double-Strength Vanilla

Pumpkin Butter Cupcakes
In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. In large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs. Blend in pumpkin. Stir in dry ingredients and milk, blending until batter is smooth. Stir in chopped walnuts. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin tins. Fill about 2/3 full. Bake at 375°F/190C for 18 to 22 minutes. Makes 16 cupcakes.

Brown Sugar Frosting
In 2 quart/2 liter saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and half-and-half. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil (2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Let cool to spreading consistency (5 to 10 minutes). Frost cupcakes.

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