Sunday, October 17, 2010
When I first flipped through The Pastry Queen, the pumpkin yumkins immediately caught my eye. What could they be? Some sort of cookie? A cake? Candy? Bars? It turns out that they're pretty much just a pumpkin cupcake with orange cream cheese icing. Yumkin indeed.
Rebecca Rather describes these as a cross between a muffin and a cupcake. It is a thick pumpkin-y batter studded with toasted nuts and dried dates. The cake is dense like a muffin, but sweet like a cupcake. Thanks to a whole can of pumpkin for 12 cakes, these stay very moist. I actually left out the nuts and dates, and added a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. I also added a little butter to the icing. I really liked the combination of orange, cream cheese, and pumpkin, and when I make pumpkin cupcakes in the future I'll remember this addition.
Thanks to Amanda of Fake Ginger for choosing a fun treat. Check out her blog for the full recipe. Next week we're staying with pumpkin and making pumpkin struesel bread.