Pumpkin Top Cupcakes

Moist spicy cupcakes decorated with sour, candy spaghetti resembling mini pumpkins. Delicious un-frosted for breakfast or brunch.

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Pumpkin Top Cupcakes

Moist spicy cupcakes decorated with sour, candy spaghetti resembling mini pumpkins. Delicious un-frosted for breakfast or brunch.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cupcakes 1x
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Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 c unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c chocolate chips
  • 1/3 c chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 c buttermilk
  • 1/3 coconut oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 c sugar

Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • orange food coloring
  • sour green apple spaghetti candy

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line 12 Standard (1/3 cup) muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves in medium bowl to blend.
  4. Whisk egg in large bowl to blend; whisk in pumpkin, oil, and buttermilk.
  5. Stir in flour mixture until just blended.
  6. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  7. Spoon batter into paper liners. Bake cupcakes until golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  8. Cool in pan on rack 5 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to rack and cool completely.

Frosting

  1. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until light.
  2. Beat in sugar and vanilla.
  3. Mix in orange food coloring by drops to reach desired shade.
  4. If frosting is soft, cover and refrigerate until firm enough to hold shape.
  5. Frost cupcakes, mounding slightly in center.
  6. Take toothpick and make sections to resemble pumpkin.
  7. Cut 1 inch-long pieces of apple spaghetti to resemble stem

Notes

Adapted From | Bon Appétit Desserts