Thursday, 15 October 2009

MSC: Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

I was so excited to finally try a baked good involving pumpkin - being an Aussie, it's not something I'd ever come across, but after reading about 1,000,000 food blog entries raving about delicious pumpkin goodies, I was definitely interested to try this recipe out! Huge thanks to Kim for choosing this month.

I halved the recipe, and made 12 cupcakes and 4 mini-loaves. I iced the cupcakes with cream-cheese frosting, and topped the loaves with some granola before baking. They all baked up really easily, and I have to admit that I loved how easy this was to pull together.

So, as you can see in the above photo... my cream cheese icing was a flop (literally). Regardless, I was still interested to try the pumpkin cupcakes, especially after adding in all those yummy spices. I definitely need some more inspiration and tips from all the fab MSC'ers!!

Sadly, I wasn't crazy about these.. not sure what it was, perhaps I need to get used to pumpkin baked goods. I was tempted to double the spices, and wish I had done that. Hubby loved them though, and all are long gone now!

As always, thanks ladies for the fun challenge and inspiration :)