Pumpkin Cupcakes

pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin is a classic fall flavor and great to serve at Thanksgiving.  I love the warm orange color and the slight sweetness.  One of the best ways to enjoy pumpkin is in a cupcake with a generous helping of cream cheese frosting. These pumpkin cupcakes moist and smell amazing while baking in the oven!  The aroma from the cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice fills the house with a scent that is warm and comforting.  It’s exactly what Thanksgiving should smell like!  These cupcakes are perfect for an after school treat or a holiday dessert so go ahead and bake up a batch this fall.

pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

pumkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

first street real california milk seals

Smart and Final is participating in the California Milk Advisory Board’s “Help Our Teachers, Help Our Kids” promotion.  Here are the details:  Students and families can help by collecting Real California milk seals from select Smart and Final First Street products.  Teachers can then submit these seals to win.  Each seal is a sweepstakes entry and every 100 seals will earn the teacher 25 Scholastic books or $25 school supply gift card.  Each teacher entrant will receive one Scholastic book.

The California Milk Advisory Board will announce the winners February 2012, but Smart and Final will be hosting their own sweepstake (#smartandfinalsupportsSoCalSchools)! Entrants can go to www.firststreetsupportsocalschools.com and tell why their Southern California school should win.  For the next three months, Smart and Final will donate $500, $300 or $200 to 3 schools of their choice.  There will be 9 total winners in the course of 3 months!  Good luck to you and your school!

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insight study for #collectivebias

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  1. kitchenrunway says:

    Lauren: I love pumpkin too! Can’t wait until you try the recipe!

    Yvette: Thank you!!

    Geez Louise: 🙂 I think it’s a wonderful food group!

    Cheri: Thank you!! I agree – they belong together!

    Erin: Thank you so much!! Trying to change it up a bit!

    The Duo Dishes: so very true!! Yum!!

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen: Thank you!! I love that tip! (Wilton 1M)

    Heather @ A Sweet Simple Life: Yay! I’m glad you found us too! Take care and thank you!

  3. Colleen says:

    Grab a can of sweet potatos, mash up well, substitute for the pumpkin and another delicious & (slightly) nutritious treat!
    I went to make some pumpkin muffins a while back and found I was out of pumpkin 🙁 LOOOOVE pumpkin ANYTHING!)
    Decided, after my search that I was going to give it a go with a can of sweet potatos. My children absolutely loved it, (I obviously couldn’t tell them they were eating sweet potatos at that time), my husband said it was even moister than the pumpkin muffins he remembers me making… it was a hit all around 🙂

  4. kitchenrunway says:

    Colleen: Thank you for sharing your subsitute! Sweet potato cupcakes sound so good, especially with the cream cheese frosting!

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