These cupcakes are wonderfully tender, light, and moist all at once. Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes embody the delicious flavors of fall. Watch out – these will be grabbed up and gone in a flash.
Moist, Tender Pumpkin Cupcakes
Around here, we feel the fall. It got way too cold way too fast last week. That’s how the seasons roll in Minnesota. When asked what my favorite season is (a common question where the topic of weather is as serious as food)… I answered summer.
But of course. If you’ve been around this blog long enough, I make no secret about being a summer gal through and through.
Despite my affection for sunshine and beaches, I can’t deny that autumn brings on some of the best baking. Ahhh, the spices and aromas.
Did you see the most tempting fall roundup? No words needed there.
Cinnamon and Spice
Fall brings on the spirit of baking for many of us. When a cupcake craving hits, there’s nothing better than pumpkin.
The beloved pumpkin, all snugly wrapped with cinnamon and spice. Like these Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes. This little cake has everything going for it. I confess I simply could not wait for these delicious baby cakes to cool completely before I bit into one. I was instantly smitten. Smitten.
These pumpkin ginger cupcakes are incredibly fluffy, moist, and bursting with pumpkin and ginger dancing on your taste buds. These are the kind of cupcakes that cause eyes-widening joy as you sink your teeth into one. Shhh…nobody talk. Mmmm.
Stabilized Whipped Cream
I generously frosted these with this game changing stabilized whipped cream. It turned out to be a fabulous combination. Light and airy whipped cream resting on soft cakes of pumpkin and spice.
Stabilized whipped cream is famous for its ability to be whipped ahead of time, chilled, and brought out to pipe or decorate as you desire. No worries about the dreaded runny whipped cream or having to wait until the last minute to whip the cream. With stabilized whipped cream, you can decorate and trust that it maintains volume and shape.
Coarse ginger-sugar sprinkled is on top brought these cupcakes to the highest tier of deliciousness.
Cupcake Baking Tool
You’ll notice that I baked half of my cupcakes in regular liners and half of them in these silicone baking cups.
Everyone immediately loved the bright, festive, super fun colors. Not only are they adorable, but they keep your cupcakes super tender, without burning around the edges.
Another bonus: the silicone cups mean you can reuse them whenever the cupcake mood strikes. No worries about running out of your favorite cute cupcake/muffin liners.
The true test was whether there would be a difference in cupcake results after paper vs. silicone liners. When the cupcakes finished baking and cooling, the silicone liners easily separated from the cupcakes. No tearing, ripping, or ruining the sweet little cake. All of it wonderfully intact. And super easy to clean.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the cupcakes themselves actually turned out moister and more tender in the silicone liners vs. paper. Less crumbly and less mess.
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