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Butternut Squash Cupcakes

Butternut Squash Cupcake

Butternut Squash Cupcake

Since I still have some winter squash I decided to use one the the butternut squashes to make a dessert. The cupcakes are moist, sweet and have a nice spice flavor. The orange butter cream complimented them well. I don’t like a lot of frosting so I made just enough for a swirl on each cupcake. You might want to double the frosting recipe if you like more.

Butternut Squash Cupcakes

4 eggs, slightly beaten

3/4 c. oil

1 1/2 c. sugar

2 c. cooked butternut squash, you could use other winter squash or pumpkin

1 3/4 c. flour

1/4 c. cornstarch

3 t. cinnamon

1 t. nutmeg

1/4 t. cloves

2 t. baking powder

1 t. baking soda

3/4 t. salt

Blend together in large bowl eggs, sugar, squash and oil and set aside. In another bowl combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and beat until well blended. Pour into paper-lined muffin tins, filling about 2/3 full. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until cupcakes spring bake when touched lightly. Cool 30 minutes before frosting.  Makes 30-36. Frost with Orange Butter Cream.

Orange Butter Cream

1/3 cup butter

4 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup orange juice concentrate

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a bowl beat butter until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the confectioners’ sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the juice and vanilla. Slowly beat in remaining sugar.

 

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