Sunday, June 9, 2013

Blue Ribbon Recipe ~ Nana's Special Pumpkin Muffins with White Chocolate Vanilla Butternut Icing

Her are the pumpkin muffins that I prepared for the King Arthur Flour Muffin Baking Contest at our 2012 local fair. I won a second place ribbon and a $50 gift card from King Arthur Flour. The recipe is the same recipe used for Nana's Pumpkin Cake. I think it makes wonderful muffins also.

Nana's Special Pumpkin Muffins
In a large bowl, beat :
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
Sift together :
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Beat into creamed mixture and stir in :
2 cups  pure pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla

~Pour muffin batter into paper lined regular size muffin pan.
~Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
~Cool muffins on wire rack completely before frosting them.

Nana's Special White Chocolate Butternut Icing
4-oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 -2 teaspoons vanilla butternut flavoring, to taste

In a large bowl combine cream cheese and butter until well blended and creamy.
~ Add melted white chocolate chips, mixing well.
~ Gradually add confectioners' sugar until desired consistency is reached.
~ Add flavoring and mix well.

* Recipe Source: Dana's recipe adapted from Nana's pumpkin cake recipe *

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