St. Patrick's Baking

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cupcakes

...You got it:-) I got a bunch of requests for the recipe for my Iron Cupcake: Milwaukee Thanksgiving entry . And I am obliging if nothing else so here it is:

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cupcakes


3 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable

4 eggs

2/3 cups water

1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree

2 tsp ground ginger or 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated

1 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

3 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

Orange-colored sugar glaze (see recipe below)

18 cinnamon sticks

mint vines for garnish, if desired


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 12 bundt-style cupcake pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, ginger, allspice and cinnamon.

3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until they are incorporated.

4. Fill each cup 2/3 fill. Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

5. Dip each cupcake in prepared sugar glaze (see recipe below). Cut each cinnamon stick in half and place in the center of each "pumpkin". Garnish with mint vines, if desired.

Makes 36 cupcakes

Sugar Glaze:


5 lb powdered sugar

1 tbl milk

Orange food color


Mix all ingredients until combined.



Lilly said...

Thank you for posting that. They looked wonderful.And you are obliging and very clever as well!!

Alicia said...

That sounds so yummy! I love pumpkin anything!! Thank you for sharing your recipe!!! I'm going to have to copy this down now!! LOL

Jane In The Jungle said...

Thank You, Thank You!!
So glad you read all your blogger buddy comments!!

HDMac said...

YUM!!! How kind of you to share with us!!!! Thank you!

Honey Mommy said...

Mmm... I need to go make some pumpkin-y goodness soon!

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

Now that you're all famous, I guess that makes us your fan club!

Thanks for sharing this. It sounds divine!

Jennifer P. said...

I can smell these already! Oh yummy! And thanks so much for the sweet compliment on Kat's blog on Friday :)! You're a dear!

EmmaP said...

my taste buds have been teased long enough at just the mention of these!!!

Can't wait to try!

Nina said...

Those sound so good....

Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

DARN IT......I want to make this NOW!!!

Happy Monday!

- Jennifer

thotlady said...

I love pumpkin anything, gingerbread, so-so, but the combination sounds good to me.

I will try these and see how they turn out.

Kat said...

In the sugar glaze - 5 pounds of sugar and only 1 tablespoon of milk? Really?

I have a recipe that I am doing for Thanksgiving this year - a pumpkin gingerbread trifle. I wonder if I take pictures this year if I need to wait a year to post them :-)

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

My, oh My! These sound scrumptious!! Thank you for posting!

Jennifer said...

Oh yay Susie--I was hoping you would post that!!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Yum. Thanks for sharing, Susie.

Andrea said...

OMG! I'm bookmarking that! I'm a sucker for anything pumpkin! :)

Gabrielle Krake said...

You're my hero, you are ahead of the game!


Karla said...

YAAAYYY!!!! Thanks for posting this!!! I will definitely make these soon!! Thank you!!! You rock!!!

Creative Mish said...

OH! these sound so delish!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Those sound great! Love the sugar glaze icing idea. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Great recipe!! Thanks for linking it up - glad you did!

newlyweds said...

Sounds delicious, did you win also.

Thanks for linking up to the pumpkin roundup!

kaye said...

yummy! If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

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