Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumpkin Amish Cupcakes with Pumpkin Icing

If I had made this into bread, it wouldn't have needed frosting. 

However, once in the form of a cupcake, they seemed to require icing. 

My friend made these first. She said they were delicious. So of course I had to make them.

She was not wrong.

These were fantastic! 

But I have to say, I think I enjoyed the frosting the most! 

I seriously ate it could have eaten it with a spoon. 

Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

About 1 cup of starter
1 cup pumpkin
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Mix all ingredients together.  Pour into muffin cups about 3/4 full.  I got 21 cupcakes from this.  Bake for about 22 minutes at 350.  (check because I don't remember the exact time for these). Or bake in 2 - 8 x 8 pans at 325 for 1 hour. 

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup pumpkin
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
about 3 cups of powdered sugar

Here's my other Amish Bread or Cake creations!

Week 1 - Cinnamon Bread
Week 2 - Almond Joy
Week 3 - White Chocolate Almond Craisin
Week 4 - Pistachio Pineapple Coconut
Week 5 - Butterscotch Chocolate
Week 6 - Lemon Raspberry or Blueberry
Week 7 - Banana Cream
Week 8 - Oreo
Week 9 - German Chocolate with Coconut Pecan Frosting
Week 10 - Chocolate Covered Cherry
Week 11 - Peaches and Cream
Week 12 - Chocolate Coconut Cream
Week 13 - Strawberry Cheesecake
Week 14 - Apple Cinnamon Streusel Cake
Week 15 - Amish Pancakes
Week 16 - Amish Corn Bread


  1. It's always Amish with you, isn't it? ;)

    They look wonderful! I would have eaten the cream cheese frosting with a spoon too - in fact, it's rather dangerous to leave me alone with a bowl of any kind of cream cheese frosting. :P

  2. Debbie these look very good but what is starter? Diane

  3. Oh wow! I actually froze some starter this time around. I might thaw it and make some of these.

  4. yum yum! I'm thinking about making pumpkin muffins tonight after all the pumpkin blog inspiration I keep seeing!

  5. Pumpkin Cupcakes! I love pumpkin. I love cupcakes. They look so good!

  6. I don't have anything witty or intelligent to!!!!! I always make extra frosting to....umm...well, to eat.

  7. That icing does look good. I'd like to say that it would be good on this or that. But I know I'd just eat it off a spoon too.

  8. These look so good. Pumpkin is just perfect this time of year. I always enjoy trying to cook healthy foods too. I'm going to take a look around at your recipes. Have a good one!
    Katie @ This Chick Cooks

  9. I am still so amazed at how many things you can make out of that Amish starter!!

    Looks delicious!

  10. Oh, Debbi-those look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe. I like old and country-type recipes, too. Please visit my blog when you have a chance!

  11. I LOL'ed about you eating the frosting with a spoon b/c I just reached a new low yesterday, taking some leftover mocha frosting and putting it in a bowl, topping it with toffee bits, and eating it like it was a meal!! It sounds worse than it was, though, the bowl was tiny and I only ate half. Still, that's pretty gross. But it tastes sooooooooooo good-hehe!

  12. These look good. I will have to give these a try.

  13. Oh my I just gained weight looking at them! I had some Amish bread starter once and it was way too sweet for me!

  14. Oh my! Pumpkin frosting... now that's new to me. Sounds deeeelicious!

    Blessings, e-Mom

  15. I agree - a cupcake needs frosting!! These sound delicious!

  16. Oh goodness, I need to make these immediately. Possibly a tribute to them on my cupcake page!

  17. Oh Yes, I could def eat that icing with a spoon! They look great, thanks for sharing!!

  18. Those look delicious, and a pumpkin cream cheese icing: WOW! Thanks for sharing these, Debbi.
    Blessings, Beth

  19. Debbi, these cupcakes look SPECTACULAR! I adore pumpkin anything, especially when they're made into super cute and delicious-looking cupcakes!

  20. Oh that icing does sound quite divine! I love frosting made with cream cheese. YUM!

    Best wishes,

  21. Ok, you recommended it, I will just make the frosting and eat it with a spoon. Then I don't have to wait for the cupcakes to bake or to cool! Sounds fantastic.

  22. Yum! LOVE pumpkin! And what a fun series! I've never made an Amish recipe that we didn't like.
    You should add these to my Holiday Cupcake Challenge, this week's challenge was flavor.

  23. Thanks for taking a minute and adding your cupcake to the challenge! I hope you will join us for the coming weeks, I have really GREAT prizes planned!

  24. I have a recipe for pumpkin cupcakes, but I definitely will be trying the frosting on top of them instead of the caramel soon!! I have a crush on pumpkin :)

  25. I have a confession: I feel lonely and I need this, badly needed! lol I made this I think last week but don't have frosting. I can't wait to try=)

  26. MMmmmm. These look so moist. I like your pumpkin spice frosting recipe. Can;t wait to try it.

  27. WOW, I can almost taste those. They look amazing Debbi, saving this recipe :)

  28. I'm not much of a cook honestly, just learning to bake a little, so I'm sorry if this sounds dumb.. Would substituting Splenda for the powdered sugar ruin the icing?? I started adding all the calories and other info up so I could calculate the points before making, and my jaw dropped when I saw there was 1440 calories just in the powdered sugar :( I know it will come out to be a lot less than that once divided up per serving, but figured I'd at least ask. I'm all for cutting calories where I can! Thanks!!

    Mine look nowhere NEAR as mouth-watering:

  29. That sounds tasty! Thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday at Around My Family Table. Link up anytime!


  30. I know... isn't it funny how cupcakes ALWAYS need icing. Thank you for sharing, and this recipe was the MOST popular @ Prairie Story Recipe Swap last week. Come by and check it out!