Ina Garten’s Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating
9.5 / 10 9 / 10

Barefoot ContessaWell, Thanksgiving is approaching which means Christmas season is almost here. This was one of the last chances to use canned pumpkin to make something delicious.

I still haven’t made up my mind on Barefoot Contessa. Her recipes are generally pretty simple which is a blessing and a curse. It’s hard to get super excited about making stuff out of her book, because the recipes are seemingly simple. However, they all look good and her recipes are so popular, they must be good.

To date, I had only tried some simple nuts and veggie sides, so this was the first somewhat more elaborate meal and it was a big hit. These were delicious. Yes, easy to make, but so tasty. The cake is nice and most and the icing is so good. Will definitely make these again.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Dish Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
Recipe Source Barefoot Contessa’s Foolproof
Difficulty 5 / 10 – not that hard considering everything is from scratch
Time to Complete ~45 minutes, not including time for stuff to get to room temperature
Sides Served N/A
Leftovers? Makes 10-12 cupcakes easily
Lessons Learned Making homemade cake and icing is not too hard. I just used a ziploc bag and cut off the corner to do the actual icing of the cupcakes
Any Recipe Deviations? I used Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix from the Old Town Spice Market instead of the cinnamon, ground ginger, and nutmeg. Worked great. Didn’t have the Heath bars, which would be a pretty delicious (though unnecessary) addition
Make Again? Definitely
Changes Next Time? Make sure to leave out the cream cheese and butter longer (Ina recommends doing so over night). Mine tasted great, but I think the icing consistency would have been a little better if I had done that.
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One Response to Ina Garten’s Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

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