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  1. 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature (I only had 3/4 of a stick so I used that and added 2 Tbsp of olive oil. It worked fine.)

  2. 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  3. 1 Tbsp molasses

  4. 1 Tbsp honey

  5. 2 large eggs

  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  7. 1 cup pumpkin puree

  8. 2 cups Red Mill's gluten-free flour

  9. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  10. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  12. 1 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest)

  13. 1/2 cup buttermilk*

  14. 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  15. 1 cup raisins Frosting ingredients:

  16. 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

  17. 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

  18. 1/4 cup maple syrup

  19. 1 cup confectioner's powdered sugar, sifted *Note to make your own buttermilk, combine

  20. 1/2 cup of milk with

  21. 1/2 Tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice. Stir and let stand 10 minutes before using.

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Method Cupcakes 1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. In a mixer, beat the butter, molasses, brown sugar, and honey together until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. (Start on low speed and increase to high speed to get the mixture light and fluffy.) 2 Add the eggs, one by one, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and pumpkin purée. Beat until well mixed.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients—the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the pumpkin batter, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

  3. Use a wooden spoon to mix in the pecans and raisins.

  4. Arrange paper cupcake holders in a muffin tin. Portion out the batter into the cupcake paper cups, filling them close to the top of the cups. Bake about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven to a rack. Let cool completely before frosting. Frosting 6 In an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add maple syrup and confectioners' sugar and mix to combine. Once cupcakes have cooled, apply the frosting. Yield: Makes 16 cupcakes.


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