Monday, October 25, 2010

Maple Cupcakes

I've only made these once to bring into the office, I omitted the walnut because of a nut allergy and they still turned out terrific. I'd like to try them again with walnuts or pecans.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Cupcakes

Three years ago I came to the realization that everything pumpkin pre-twenty-five year old me had eaten was crap. That goes for a lot of things, but especially pumpkin. I started with waffles and slowly began a love affair with pumpkin, which is how these cupcakes were birthed. I have to give credit to Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, this recipe is so closely related that its essentially their recipe with extra cinnamon and minus the chocolate chips.

I love pumpkin, cinnamon and fall thus these cupcakes come out every fall (and sometimes earlier). I usually top these with a quick icing consisting of;
1/4 cup vegan margarine
1/4 cup shortening
1-3 tablespoons hemp milk
1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (depending on how long you've had the cinnamon).