Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pumpkin Cupcakes & A Cookbook Giveaway


A unique mix of pineapple and pumpkin creates a cupcake with mouthwatering flavor. This recipe by Mary Relyea of Canastota, N.Y., is one of nearly 1,500 in the latest cookbook from Taste of Home.


 
Pumpkin Cupcakes


Excerpted with permission from Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes.

Yield: 16 cupcakes
Prep: 30 min.
Bake: 20 min. + cooling


2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
¾ cup maple syrup
½ cup 2% milk
1-½ cups all-purpose flour
1-¼ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
¼ cup butter, softened
1-½ cups confectioners sugar

In a large bowl, beat shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition (mixture will appear curdled). Beat in syrup and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, ginger and allspice; add to shortening mixture and beat just until moistened. Stir in pumpkin and pineapple. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack to cool completely. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes.



 



Taste of Home is the leading name in easy, affordable home cooking. This new comprehensive cookbook is sure to become one of your favorites with tried-and-true favorites from many years of Taste of Home.



Leave a comment below to enter a giveaway for Best Loved Recipes -- and add an extra if you follow A Little Loveliness on Facebook, on my sidebar or through e-mail subscription. (Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.) I will announce the winner next week.


38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Taste of Home has great recipes. This would be a great addition to my cookbook collection.
Lisa Allen

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JoanneM said...

Excellent recipes in Taste of Home!

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Anonymous said...

Love the pumpkin recipe! Can't wait to try it. Also would love the cookbook- I know it would have some great recipes to try! Am definitely a fan on FB & a follower on email- largen429@gmail

Anonymous said...

And I guess I should have left my name....Charlotte L. (Sorry!)

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yum! My Mom used to make pumpkin cupcakes.

Danielle said...

I love Fall inspired recipes. Makes my mouth water!

Danielle said...

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gettingfitinphilly said...

I love cookbooks. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Ymmm! Definitely can't wait to try this one Melissa. Looks Devine! Thanks for posting.
California Grammy

suburban prep said...

This would be great in helping me with ideas for my family. I have the hardest time coming up for dinner meals.

Amanda said...

I love cookbooks and it's been a while since I purchased one. This would be fun just before the holiday season get rolling.
Amanda

Wendy said...

Taste of Home has such delicious recipes. Enjoy making them for my family.

Linda of Belmont said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pumpkin cupcake recipe!
I would love to win the Taste of Home Cookbook!

Ally said...

My sister would love this book (and I would love reaping the benefits of it)!

Heather L. said...

I love Taste of Home. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

Anonymous said...

Great recipe and would love the cookbook. Nancy Carr nancythedove@aol.com

Deborah said...

Love Taste of Home. Thanks of the opportunity.

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Susan C said...

Love TOH - and can't wait to try these cupcakes. They immediately went on to my fall baking list. YUM

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Miranda King said...

I will definitely try this recipe! I would also love to try more recipes from Taste of Home!
I follow your blog via email and I am a friend on Facebook!
Thank you for sharing!
Miranda King
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Miranda King said...

I will definitely try this recipe! I would also love to try more recipes from Taste of Home!
I follow your blog via email and I am a friend on Facebook!
Thank you for sharing!
Miranda King
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Kathy said...

Taste of Home recipes are the best. Thank you!

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Suzanne said...

These look wonderful.

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Luvdaylilies said...

I love Taste of Home, the recipes are always so good=D
I'll definitely be trying the Pumpkin Cupcakes~if it's pumpkin my family will love it!
Thanks for the chance,
Lethea
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Tatyana said...

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Lisa said...

What a lovely giveaway. I'm always in need of a good cookbook.

Susan said...

Follow u on e-mail. Would love a new cookbook! Can't wait to try the pumpkin cupcakes. Thanks!
Susan L.

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