FLUFFY PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH MARSHMALLOW FROSTING

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From MCCORMICK

Makes 18 servings


These light and fluffy cupcakes have a hint of pumpkin flavor from canned pumpkin and McCormick® Pure Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Extract. Garnish with mounds of marshmallow frosting for a dessert that won’t weigh you down.

 

INGREDIENTS
Fluffy Pumpkin Cupcakes
4 egg whites
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons MCCORMICK Pure Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Extract

Marshmallow Frosting
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Pure Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Extract

 

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. For the Cupcakes, beat egg whites in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat remaining ingredients in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed to moisten. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Gently stir in egg whites until combined. Spoon into 18 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

2. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.

3. For the Frosting, beat all ingredients in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 3 minutes. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with spatula. Beat on high speed 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cupcakes with Frosting. Serve immediately.


TIPS 
Make Ahead: Unfrosted cupcakes can be prepared a day ahead. Store in covered container at room temperature. Frost just before serving.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at mccormick.com