Thursday, April 16, 2009

Foodie Friday ~ Pumpkin Applesauce Cupcakes

This is my second time participating in this fun, food filled event! Thank you to Designs By Gollum for being such a wonderful hostess. I thought I would share these yummy Pumpkin Applesauce Cupcakes. TGIFridays had a similar cupcake dessert last time I was there and I wanted to make them for my dad for his birthday.

Go ahead, take one while I go dig out the recipe....

Ahhh, found it!

Pumpkin Applesauce Cupcakes

1 Package yellow cake mix (with pudding in the mix)

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup applesauce

3 eggs

1 tspn nutmeg (I didn't have it so I used 1/2 tspn allspice)

1/2 tspn cinnamon


3 cups powdered sugar

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons butter

1 tspn vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until well blended.

2. Turn mixer on high and beat for 3 more minutes.

3. Line a muffin pan with 24 paper muffin cups.

4. Fill each about 3/4 full.

5. Cook in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

To make the frosting:

Combine all frosting ingredients in a large bowl and beat until smooth.

Frost cupcakes after cooling.

Now, after I made the cupcakes, I had quite a bit of frosting leftover. It seemed silly to let it go to waste. I had a brainstorm! Stuffed french toast. I took out some Pepperidge Farm brown sugar cinnamon bread from the freezer and went to work.

Mmmmmmm! Sugary and good. Now I understand you may need a visit to the dentist after just reading this post. If you decide to make this "dessert for breakfast" meal, please don't forward your bills to me!


Joyce said...

I'm in cupcake heaven. They look delicious and the recipe is one I will try. Thanks for sharing.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

You are killing me here...especially with the french toast...I am on a diet ):

Melissa Miller said...

My teeth ache already...:)They sound so yummy.
I love anything with Pumpkin in it.
It makes all desserts so moist and delicious.

Thanks for sharing the recipe Michelle.
I'll give them a try this
~Melissa :)

beth said...

Oh, those look sooo good. I am on a diet and have decided I can't eat any more sweets for a while. I ate too many sweets over the winter and gained ten pounds! But if I wasn't on a diet, I would so have to try those. :)

The Bloom Girls said...

Yummy! I love the French Toast Idea - what a way to get kids to eat their breakfast :) It all looks delish! Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Wow. I am so hungry right now. Cupcakes and French Toast. Yup. That's the diet I am going on. Bet I get quick results?

Really Rainey said...

Pumpkin/applesauce cupcakes... I bet those are good and moist! YUMMY!

~Really Rainey~

Martha said...

Love cupcakes -- and I love pumpkin -- these look really good!

Rue said...

Good morning Michelle :)

It all looks so good I think I gained weight reading your post LOL

I love the color for your bedroom and the floors look wonderful! The spice rack is perfect in that color and I'm coveting your spice bottles ;)


Candy said...

Stuffed French toast, OH MY! Thank goodness there were leftovers.
Cheers, Candy

imjacobsmom said...

I love both ideas - the cupcakes and the French toast. Just brush and floss- then it doesn't count! ~ Robyn

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello~I've just strolled into your blog for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts.
Pumpkin is one of my favs...together with frosting, can't be beat...except maybe by the french toast.

I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. The company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,

susan said...

The cupcakes look divine, but I would absolutely have to go back to bed if I ate the stuffed French toast :)

AndreaLeigh said...

oh girl that looks DELICIOUS!

I'm just getting around to catching up with everyone. I wanted to say thanks so much for your sweet words about my uncle. It meant a lot to me!

littlebyrd said...

I have such a sweet tooth and both of these look sooooo good!! Thanks for the recipe - I love to bake.

Jeanneoli said...

I love pumpkin ANYTHING...and that french toast is soooo mean:-)

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Wow! I love the look and sound of both ideas - yummy, yummy - I'll be trying these asap :)

Cynthia said...

These look just fantastic, thanks for the recipe. Cindy

Anonymous said...

Your wonderful! My Aunt made me these for Thanksgiving.. and I totally forgot the recipe until.. you posted it. Yippe! Thanks so much.. I love your blog.. its wonderful.. I hope you don't mind if I copy a lot of your ideas :)

Katy said...

um um ummmmm, both things sound quite awesome!! I think I just better make some of those cupcakes. fun

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Looks divine! I wouldn't have let that icing go to waste either.

This Thursday I am doing my very first Mr. Linky party if you would like to join in. We will be showing or telling about our childhood bedrooms! Kind of like a big old slumber party. Join us if you can!


Susie Q said...

Ummm...not only would they taste wonderful butthey are so pretty too!

The perfect combo!


Anonymous said...

Great recipe. I will try this one.