Sunday, 28 October 2012

Carrot Pineapple Muffins with Pumpkin Pie Buttercream Frosting

I was baking these yummy muffins first time last week on our Fall Break. As the sweet and spicy aroma of the muffins arose from the oven, our boys came to the kitchen wanting to know, what was it that smelled So Good?!

Pineapple and carrots makes these muffins plummy and the pumpkin pie buttercream crowns them with the most delicate frosting. I was wondering what the pumpkin pie spice is all about as I read this recipe from the Vanilla Bean Baker. I was hoping that I might get this pumpkin spice either from the English Shop or from the U.S. store in downtown - But Paula, the author in the Vanilla Bean Baker, was able to help me with the recipe of the pumpkin pie spice - Thank you Paula!

In case there is someone else who doesn't have a recipe to the pumpkin pie spicemix, I will share her recipe here:

Pumpkin Pie Spice:

2 tablespoons of Cinnamon
1 teaspoon of Nutmeg
2 teaspoon of Ginger
1 teaspoon of Allspice
1 teaspoon of Cloves
  • Place all spices together in a small bowl and whisk together until all combined. Store in an airtight container.

You will find the recipe to these delicious Carrot Pineapple Muffins here.
The recipe made 12 medium sized muffins and a small cake - 9 cm x 22 cm / 4 inches x 9 inches.

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  1. Oooh, Nina, these look delicious! I am loving the looks of that frosting. I am definitely going to have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. Hi Debbie, thank you! - It's great we can inspire each other! :) And about the frosting - I was so ecxited to go and decorate the muffins, that I hurried with the frosting and forgot to add the milk ... so the frosting is not so fluid as it maybe should be - it tasted so good with the Pumpkin Pie Spice :)

  2. Oh your cupcakes and loaf turned out wonderfully and I'm so glad you liked them and the frosting! Thanks so much for the link-backs. Just to clarify, the recipe for the Pumpkin Pie Spice is not *my* recipe but one derived from a fellow blogger (Smith-o-lator) who originally found a recipe for it from another blogger (Jewel Bakes).
    ~ Paula @VanillaBeanBake

    1. Hi Paula, the pleasure is all mine - now that I have the pumpkin pie spice, I'm inspired to use it to cookies as well!


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