Sunday, November 2, 2008

$0.30 per serving ~ Butterscotch Pumpkin Cupcakes

We're heading off to my sister's house today to celebrate my nephew's birthday. No cooking for me, but I baked these yesterday and they were a BIG hit!

Butterscotch Pumpkin Cupcakes ~ $0.30 per serving
1 and 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour ($0.05)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs, lightly beaten ($0.50)
1 cup canned pumpkin puree ($0.90)
1/2 cup canola oil ($0.15)
1/2 cup honey ($0.35)
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) ($0.40)
1 cup butterscotch chips ($1.00)

4 oz. cream cheese, softened ($0.50)
2 tbsp. butter, softened ($0.15)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar ($0.50)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Combine the eggs, pumpkin, oil, honey, and water in a separate bowl, miz well. Stir wet mixture into dry mixture just until combined. Fold in nuts and chips.
2. Fill foil muffin cups 3/4ths full. Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completel.
3. For frostin: beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Frost cooled cupcakes.
Makes 15 servings.

The Verdict
These were amazing. If I hadn't given the leftovers to my pregnant friend who loved them so much, we'd be eating them for breakfast :)

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