The next installment of fall baking includes pumpkin! I found this amazing idea for cupcakes with pumpkin pie frosting. The “frosting” is actually piped pumpkin pie! I die.
I haven’t done much with pumpkin before, so this was fun. If you want to make the whole process go faster, for sure just buy a pumpkin pie at the store, BUT if you’re a glutton for punishment like I am, it’s really not that hard. I also never knew that there were so many different “flavors” of molasses. It was a little overwhelming at the store.
The only downside is that pumpkin pie looks a little like poop. Especially when you are piping out of a pastry bag…so these guys look pretty revolting, but they taste amazing! In an effort to make them not look quite so poopy, I threw some sprinkles on them. I just succeeded in brightening it up a little…not disguising it. Oh well.
The recipe says to bake the cupcakes for 15-20. Definitely start at 15 and go up from there. My cakes turned out a tad on the dry side, but they are still yummy. The little crust really adds a lot.