Using this Taste of Home recipe, I tried to make some pumpkin spice cupcakes today and they just were a total failure.
Like check out the picture below and feel free to LOL.
As you can see, they were sunken in, not just flat!
I think two major things went on–I may have overmixed the batter and I completely forgot to let the butter and eggs get to room temperature before I incorporated them.
My baking powder wasn’t the issue. I did the test with a teaspoon and 1/2 cup of warm water.
I wanted to post this failure because:
1) I rarely see baking failures posted in the blog world.
2) It’s a good reminder to myself to not do/do the things I think caused the problems with the cupcakes.
The one thing that turned out really good was the frosting. It is delicious, just really sweet! Too bad I don’t have the energy to make the cupcakes over again this evening. I’ll refrigerate the frosting and attempt baking again on Monday or Tuesday night.
On that note, any good pumpkin cupcake recipes to share with me by linking in the comments below? I’ll check out Foodbuzz and other sites in the meantime. I think this All Recipes Pumpkin Spice Cupcake recipe sounds better already. They even have a reminder to make sure the eggs are at room temperature.