Friday, October 23, 2009

Iron Cupcake: Earth-- Music part two



Autumn is my favorite season. I love the brisk air, colorful leaves, and pumpkins! A few days ago we went to a produce stand and Sophie found a tiny pumpkin and carried it around the whole time we were there. She was so proud of it and called it a peekee. Of course she got to take it home with her.

I couldn't resist making pumpkin cupcakes. Pumpkins really are a treat this time of year, especially when paired with chocolate, (what isn't better with chocolate?) This cupcake is for the kiddies. The recipe is easy enough to have little helpers in the kitchen. Oh, and did I mention the chocolate? Since this is for Iron Cupcake: Earth Music, check out the Pumpkin Song...
Pumpkin Song
(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Pumpkin Pumpkin on the ground
How'd you get so big and round?
Planted as a seed so small
Now you are a great big ball
Pumpkin Pumpkin on the ground
How'd you get so big and round?

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
makes approximately 32 cupcakes

1 chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup melted butter, divided
15 oz can pumpkin
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
16 oz confectioners sugar
8 oz chocolate chips
whipped cream for garnish (optional)
chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Combine cake mix, 1 egg and 1/2 cup melted butter in bowl and mix well. Divide batter into cupcake liners (about 1 tsp in each liner) and pat down into the bottom.

Using a mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth, then add the pumpkin, 3 eggs, vanilla, sugar and mix well. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add butter. Mix well then fold in chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into liners (about 1 tbsp in each liner). Bake for 20-25 minutes. The cupcakes won't be completely set when done. Cool completely before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

*Note: I used silicone cupcake liners. Results may differ with traditional liners. However, lightly greased foil liners may produce similar results to the silicone liners.

Click here for the Printable Recipe at Tasty Kitchen.

{Adapted from Paula Deen's Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake}

Iron Cupcake: Earth Voting and Prizes

Voting will begin no later than Friday, October 30th at 8 p.m. at NO ONE PUTS CUPCAKE IN A CORNER, and will be open through Thursday, November 5 at 12 noon.

Our Generous IronCupcake:Earth Prize Providers:
The Demy™ by Key Ingredient
Hello, Cupcake by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson
Bella Cupcake Couture
Cupcake Stackers by Gourmac
The Cake Mix Doctor Returns! by Anne Byrne</S?<>


Sharon said...

Those cupcakes look delicious!!

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