Archive for the ‘Halloween’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This year is flying by! It’s hard to believe it’s already November 5th…….which means only 49 more days til Christmas (but who’s counting?)!

These pumpkin cupcakes are a delicious treat for any Halloween or Thanksgiving party! I never thought I liked pumpkin until I ate these, now I can’t get enough of them. These are a must-try!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: about 24-30 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. salt
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
4 large eggs

For the frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese
5 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2½ cups confectioners’ sugar

To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350°F.  Line cupcake pans with paper liners.  In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.  Set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend together the pumpkin, granulated sugar, brown sugar and oil. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  With the mixture on low speed, add the flour mixture in two additions, mixing just until incorporated.

Fill the cupcake liners about three-quarters full.  Bake until the cupcakes are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes.  Transfer the pans to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes, then remove the cupcakes from the pans and let cool completely.

To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Beat on medium-high speed until well combined and smooth, about 2-3 minutes.  Mix in the vanilla extract.  Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar until totally incorporated, increase the speed and then beat until smooth.  Frost cooled cupcakes as desired.

Source: Annie’s Eats




PostHeaderIcon More Halloween Sugar Cookies!

Can you tell I love Halloween!? Well, I do! :) Who doesn’t love a reason to eat sweets the entire month of October?

I absolutely love how these spider web and pumpkin cookies turned out! I love how vibrant the colors are! And the spiders on the spider webs…..too dang cute!

What are you doing for Halloween? I’ve had my Halloween planned since September! My husband and I will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters while watching IT (by Stephen King)! Since I just finished the book I’m super excited to watch it!

Have a happy and safe Halloween!


PostHeaderIcon Candy Corn Cupcakes

I’ll admit it, I do not like candy corn. There, I said it! But these cupcakes do not taste like candy corn, they only look like candy corn since the cupcake base is yellow and orange and topped with white frosting. The cupcake base is my favorite vanilla bean cupcake and it’s topped with delicious buttercream frosting!

These would be great for a Halloween party or a Birthday party in October!

Please contact me if you’re interested in ordering!

To make these I used my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe and vanilla buttercream frosting recipe.

I just colored half of the cupcake batter orange and the other half yellow. Then fill the cupcake liners with the yellow batter first and top with the orange batter. Bake as directed and top with buttercream frosting!

Easy and adorable!


PostHeaderIcon Halloween Sugar Cookies

I love Halloween and anything related to it (cool weather, comfy sweatshirts, sweets, etc)! I usually get in the Halloween spirit mid-September. That’s pretty early, I know, but you tend to get in the Halloween spirit if you hang your decorations up early (say…..mid-September).

I love how these cookies turned out! After I made them I remembered all of the other Halloween cookie cutters that I have -

* Spider web

* Pumpkin

* Witch hat

* Ghost

* Scary black cat (with a big puffy tail!) :)

* ….and a bunch for Thanksgiving/fall as well (acorn, turkey)