Eggless Pumpkin CupCakes with Spiced ButterCream Frosting

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Wednesday, October 17, 2012

With Fall in the Scene and Halloween, it is Pumpkins everywhere!!!! This month on the Baking Partner's Challenge too, we got 3 recipes on Pumpkin to Celebrate Fall!!!
  1. Reshmi of Easy Cook suggested  Pumpkin chocolate chips Muffin from Joy of baking
  2. Julie of Erivum Puliyumm suggested a vegan pumpkin  cup cake Eggless Pumpkin CupCakes with Spiced Butter Cream and Candied Pecans.
  3. Priya R  of  Cook Like Priya suggested Chocolate pumpkin cupcake with orange cream cheese frosting 
 I Chose to bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chips muffins and Eggless Pumpkin CupCakes with Spiced Butter Cream Frosting. They came out so well.

Ingredients for CupCakes 
3/4cup  of unbleached white flour (all purpose flour)
1/2 tsp of cinnamon 
1/4 tsp of dried ginger
1/8 tsp of Nutmeg Powder
1/8 tsp of Cardamom Powder

1/2 tsp of baking powder
3/8 tsp of baking soda (1/2 tsp + half of 1/4tsp)
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp of pumpkin/squash purée
3 tbsp of unsalted butter(room temperature)
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Milk
1/4tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Spiced Buttercream Ingredients
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of powdered sugar, sifted
Dash of Cinnamom and Nutmeg
1/2 tbsp of maple syrup, pure ( i used Honey)
1/2 tbsp of Milk

How to make Pumpkin Puree
  • Preheat the Oven to 200C. 
  • Cut the Pumpkin into Big Chunks, Leave the skin and stringy fibers as it is, once it is baked, they come out very easily. Place the chunks on a Baking tray. 
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes. To check the done-ness, insert a knife/Fork into the baked pumpkin, if it goes in smoothly, it is done.
  • Remove the Stringy Fibers and Seeds. The seeds can be toasted and used in Bakes later.
  • Scoop out the flesh using a Big Spoon. Take it to a blender and blend smooth. The puree can be freezed for about 5-6 months.
  • Baking and Blending gets a good textured and thick puree than boiling/Steaming method. As the later makes the puree little loose because of water content. 
Method for CupCakes
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line cupcake pans with cupcake papers. I used a mini Bundt Muffins Pan and got about 4 Muffins.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, spices, baking soda and powder. Stir to mix together and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer (or with a hand blender) cream the unsalted butter until smooth and creamy. Butter must be in Room Temperature, not Melted. 
  • Add in the brown sugar, cane sugar, and vanilla extract and mix on a higher speed until fluffy.
  • Add in the pumpkin/squash puree, salt, vinegar, and half of the milk. In 1/2 cup increments add in the flour/spice mixture, also adding in the remaining soy milk in between additions. Be sure to stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl and give it one more good mix to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full with batter and bake for about 20-25 minutes.Insert a Tooth-pick in the center, if it comes out clean then it is done

Method for frosting:
  • Use a mixer to cream the unsalted butter until smooth. 
  • Add in the Vanilla Extract,Honey, Milk and mix until combined.
  • On a low speed, slowly add in the powdered sugar and spices and mix well after each addition. Keep mixing until all is well incorporated and the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
Since i was doing for a small batch(4) of CupCakes, i took all the ingredients in my Small blender and Blended until smooth. 

Baking Time Depends on the Oven Settings. So, Bake Accordingly.

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  1. Looks lovely... Spicied frosting is new to me..

  2. looks tempting & delicious...mouthwatering!

  3. the cupcake looks perfect..i am a fan of eggless bakes...


  4. Yummy and delicious cupcakes love it Priya.

  5. cupcakes look yum :) want to try them

  6. I feel like grabbing this and putting inside my mouth.

  7. Beautiful and simple elegant :)

  8. Hey Priya ...Lovely cup cakes,dear..
    Why dont u link it to my event?Kids recipes--@

    Thanks in advance!

  9. Lovely cupcakes and flavor packed frosting yummy...


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