Tuesdays With Dorie – ‘All In One’ Holiday Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

by Jessica on November 24, 2009

Holiday Cupcakes

This week’s selection is Dorie’s “All-In-One” Holiday Bundt Cake… filled with fresh cranberries, apple chunks, pecans, yummy pumpkin and all kinds of spices. Instead of a bundt, though, I decided to make cupcakes. And to take it over the edge, I used my most favorite Cream Cheese Frosting recipe on top. I just love ‘Pinch My Salt’. She’s got fab recipes and gorgeous photos to boot. The recipe’s at the bottom of this post (and in quite a few others on MBH)… once you visit her, I’m sure you’ll fall in love, too. 😉

These were sooo good and I owe huge thanks to Britin of The Nitty Britty for her choice – check her blog for the recipe and don’t forget about those other TWD’ers here!!

‘All In One’ Holiday Cupcakes (pg. 186-187)
Adapted from: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Holiday Cupcakes 2

Cream Cheese Frosting
Source: Pinch My Salt

16 oz cream cheese (2 packages), softened
1/2 c unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 c powdered sugar, sifted
pinch of salt

With an electric mixer, blend together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Turn mixer to low speed and blend in powdered sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Turn mixer on high and beat until light and fluffy. Use immediately or refrigerate, covered, until ready to use. If refrigerated, the frosting will need to be brought to room temperature before using (after frosting softens up, beat with mixer until smooth).

Recipe Notes: If you prefer a sweeter and/or stiffer frosting, more powdered sugar can be added (up to four cups). But remember, the more sugar you add, the less you’ll be able to taste the tangy cream cheese!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Clivia November 24, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Looks delicious and cream cheese is the perfect topper!


2 snooky doodle November 24, 2009 at 3:54 pm

these look so good!


3 Megan November 24, 2009 at 4:34 pm

What a great idea to make cupcakes – I guess I should have thought of that instead of making a big bundt to take to the vet’s office. Oh well – they’ll demolish it all the same.


4 junbelen November 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Yummy!!! I love cream cheese frosting!!


5 nutmegnanny November 24, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Wow this really is Fall all rolled into one delicious looking cupcake….yum!


6 Amy November 25, 2009 at 9:46 am

That cream cheese frosting looks divine. Great addition!


7 Spike November 25, 2009 at 10:06 am

love it as cupcakes!


8 Susan November 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Oh my, cupcakes! They look fabulous!


9 Katrina November 26, 2009 at 12:06 am

That bundt recipe looks fabulous as cupcakes!


10 Tracey November 30, 2009 at 11:31 pm

I love that you made cupcakes from the bundt recipe! It makes them so much easier to share. Love your holiday liners and the frosting idea – perfect!


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