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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Vegan MoFo-Day One - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Icing

Fall is by far my favorite seasons! How could it not be, I live in New England! With all of the gorgeous foliage, pumpkin beer making its way back into bars and liquor stores, the cool breeze that starts chilling the air at night, the abundance of apples, the sound of leaves and pine cones crunching under your feet and getting to dress Gizmo in adorable sweaters adorned with skulls and crossbones are all things that make this season awesome. The one thing that will make this fall especially awesome is Vegan MoFo! 

If you aren't familiar with MoFo, I suggest you get yourself acquainted because for the rest of the month, myself along with 800+ other vegans will be blogging almost daily! Last year I suffered from MoFo burnout, but I am determined to not let that happen this year. Armed with my million vegan cookbooks, my Nikon D40, iTouch and my awesome job as the manager of a veg*n restaurant I will see this bitch through til the end! Sure, some posts might just be a photo and a few sentences about what I am eating, buying or cooking but I will succeed!

Now, onto my very first MoFo post of the year.........

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Icing!

I walked to the market with plans on buying canned pumpkin to make some dog treats for Gizmo and her new best friend, Stank, my neighbors pitbull. I left with about 5 cans so of course I had to find something to make for myself with my surplus pumpkin supply.  One of my missions is to eventually bake my way through Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and these cupcakes got me one step closer.

They are super easy to make and friggen delicious! I've made a shit ton of cupcakes in my vegan and pre-vegan life and these are by far, the moistest(is that a word?) cupcakes I have baked. I've had pumpkin bread, cookies and muffins before but never a cupcake. The only thing I think I will do differently next time is add a little more cinnamon and maybe throw in some nutmeg and ginger to give them more of a pumpkin pie flavor. But even without the extra spices, these little cakes of heaven are seriously worth dying for.

8 comments:

  1. Mmmm, pumpkin, chocolate, and cinnamon - what a winning combination!

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  2. I just might have to follow your lead and bake me up some of these!

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  3. Those look wonderful. I have been wanting to make some more pumpkin baked goods and I this cookbook. Seems like this might be in my near future.

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  4. Oh my gosh those cupcakes look great.

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  5. i love these things! they're even fantastic without the drizzle. nom them all up!!!!

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  6. Pumpkin cupcakes! Amazing! Excuse me while I drool all over the computer.

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  7. I make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins sometimes and everyone loves them. These look even better!

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  8. what is sweet posting and delicious look. yum

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