Sunday, October 17, 2010

PPQ: Pumpkin Yumkins

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. 


Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

Yours are pretty, Josie! Pretty pretty!

Mika said...

Lovely! They do look yummy!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Yours turned out so perfect looking! Thanks for baking with me! :)

Valerie said...

The link over to fake ginger to get the recipe is broken. Just thought I'd give you a heads up. Happy Holidays!

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