Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes

Well I have had a can of pumpkin in my pantry forever so I decided some super yummy cupcakes were in order.

2 1/4 cups Gf baking mix
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed cooked or canned pumpkin
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350* and line 24 cupcake cups. Beat eggs and sugar until smooth, then add oil pumpkin and milk. In separate bowl combine remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Slowly add flour mixture to egg mixture scraping sides as needed. Fill cups 3/4 full and bake for 20 mins or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

I filled these cupcakes with a simple chocolate ganache and topped with cream cheese icing and edged with finely minced pecans. They were ooey-gooey and gone fast. My only note is the candy corn may not be safe I left it off the ones I made for me so you should double check if you plan on putting candies on top. I can put them on for my family as I am the only Celiac in the house.

Kinnikinnick S'moreables Review

Ok I have off the grid for awhile I know. The hubby came home for a visit and it always takes time to recover my kitchen after he leaves. It is nice to get a break from cooking but i never know where he puts things afterward but i am back now and my first post is a review of Kinnikinnick S'moreables. I received 2 boxes of these to try and i wish i would have know about them sooner. They would have made awesome sand on the beach cupcakes i made in July for my mom and dad's wedding.

I of course had to make oven s'mores with them first and they were a big hit. For any that dont know i am the only gluten free eater in my clan but my family happily tries my food to show support. That being said they thought they s'mores were great and a definite eat again.

Then I decide to try the other recipe on the box for Almond Crunch Bars except I didnt have almonds so I used chopped pecans. Also being the girl I am after they came out of the oven I decided to sprinkle them with chocolate chips.

Needless to say these did not make through the night and almost didnt make it to dinner time. They were also added to our Christmas cookie list. All this being said I would definitely buy Kinnikinnck S'moreables again. They are not completely like their gluten filled counterpart but were quite tasty and satisfied my craving.

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