Hocus Pocus Pumpkin Cupcakes

 

Makes 9 cupcakes

1 cup All Purpose Four

¼ tsp baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp ground ginger

½ tsp salt

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Pinch cloves

2.5 oz unsalted butter, room temperature

2/3 cup light brown sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree

In small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Set aside.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy with an electric mixer. Add the egg and continue beating until incorporated. Add pumpkin puree and mix well. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with 2 additions of buttermilk. Mix well; batter will be fluffy.

Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes until golden. Let cool completely before frosting.