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


Frosting:


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!

23 comments:

Joyce said...

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

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
weekend.
~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!

Karyn

Florida Sue 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 ;)

rue

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,
Sara

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...

Michelle,
These look just fantastic, thanks for the recipe. Cindy

Jennifer 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!

~Misti

Susie Q said...

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

The perfect combo!

Love,
Sue

sbramlage said...

Great recipe. I will try this one.