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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream #weekendcooking @BethFishReads @GFCanteen

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It’s pumpkin everything from now until Thanksgiving. I’ve had pumpkin coffee and pumpkin ice cream. The pumpkin coffee I liked well enough, but the pumpkin ice cream I hope to get again soon! photo of pumpkin ice cream in a sugar cone

Yesterday, I decided it was time for some fall baking. If you’ve been following my Weekend Cooking posts for a while, you may know that we converted our kitchen to gluten-free so it will be safe for our daughters with celiac disease to use on family visits and I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free baking.

I pulled out my favorite gluten-free baking cookbook, Nosh on This, which I’ve posted about before. This cookbook is a definite keeper, but although I purchased the extra-fine brown and white rice flours the author recommends for baking a while ago, since then then didn’t haven’t done much baking. So in the interests of science and economy, I pulled out the cookbook yesterday to bake something pumpkin-y.

Author Lisa Standel-Horel, who blogs at Gluten Free Canteen, isn’t kidding when she says “no cookie, strudel, brownie, tart, or treat left behind”. I found a few pumpkin recipes to choose from and decided on the Pumpkin Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream. The recipe is on Gluten Free Canteen here.

Cookbook and 3 cupcakes arranged artfully with small pumpkin
G/F Pumpkin Cupcakes with the recipe from Nosh on This by Lisa Stander-Horel.

I mixed up a batch of the flour mix using my fabbity-fab, new(ish) kitchen scale and also weighed out the other ingredients instead of using volume measurements, except for teaspoons and tablespoons. (It was much easier than I thought it would be to use grams instead of cups!)

The recipe called for finely diced dried apples, which I didn’t have, so I substituted minced golden raisins, and for the frosting, I went with cream cheese frosting instead of the honey buttercream, but otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly and they came out just right. Although you can still tell from the texture that they’re gluten-free, I think, they come pretty close!

Mini cupcakes cooling on rack
Mini pumpkin-walnut cupcakes fresh from the oven
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All frosted and ready to go!
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Tastes like fall!

Happy Weekend Cooking!

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7 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream #weekendcooking @BethFishReads @GFCanteen”

  1. I love, love pumpkin season! And this morning I saw pumpkin coffee at my local breakfast spot (sadly, it was replaced right before I got my coffee with Hazlenut, which I also like, but had been wanting to try pumpkin).

    Those cupcakes look delicious and I like the substitute of cream cheese frosting, which is one of my favorites.

  2. Mmmm!!! I wish I had seen this earlier when I had a partial can of pumpkin puree (leftover from making waffles). This would have been the perfect solution. I love fall baking!

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