i give you,
the result of tonight's craving.
pumpkin choc chip cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
andrea and jaren will be sorry they went to bed early tonight!
in other news:
my brother in law has informed me that we are "subconscious controllers."
this b/c we both fold our arms with the right over the left.
i told him his book was nonsense.
i'm a conscience controller;-)
1/4 c butter (room temp)
1/4 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c pumpkin spread
1 c milk
2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice (or ground cloves, but i didn't have those. if you don't have either just leave it out altogether.)
1/4 tsp ginger
8oz cream cheese (room temp)
1/2 c butter (1 stick, room temp)
2 tsp vanilla
4 c powdered sugar
1 c sugar
mix butter and shortening, add sugar and vanilla. mix well. add eggs and mix. add pumpkin spread. combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice/cloves, ginger, and milk. mix together and make sure to scrap sides and bottom. spoon 1/4 c (or so) batter into each cupcake tin. bake 350* for 18 minutes. let cool before topping with frosting.
frosting directions: (make while cupcakes are cooking)
beat cream cheese and butter, add vanilla and sugars. mix well.
don't just stand there!
go look in your pantry to see what you've got, and get to the store pronto for the rest!