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Martha Stewart, Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Pumpkin Cupcakes - Martha Stewart Recipes: Used this recipe for the cupcake, added hipping teaspoon of cinnamon, and also added 1 tsp of pumpkin spice in addition to all the other spices. Also instead of cream cheese frosting, used glaze from mybakingaddiction.com except used pumpkin pie spice mix instead of apple pie spice (http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/apple-cider-doughnut-muffins/#)
I made Martha Stewart's pumpkin cupcake recipe with cream cheese frosting for Thanksgiving, but I took out the core and filled them with maple mousse before frosting them. It was SO good! Great alternative to the slimy texture of pumpkin pie with 10 times the flavor.