Last year I was chief cupcake maker for my middle daughter's soccer team. I made the job up for myself when the sign up went around the table, and I didn't particularly like any of the options. The horrible thing is, I never made cupcakes the entire season. I was packing, and moving and my life was in complete disorder!
Last weekend there was a team party and I had the chance to redeem myself! I made pumpkin cupcakes from scratch. The recipe can be found here... http://southernfood.about.com/od/pumpkins/r/bl40104c.htm
Oh my, they were good. They could be served as "muffins" too. (What is the difference, anyways?) I frosted them with cream cheese frosting:
1 bag powdered sugar
1 stick butter (softened)
8 oz. cream cheese
1or 2 tsp. of almond extract
Beat the above together so it is light and fluffy. The ingredients are kind of ridiculous aren't they?
My youngest helped me frost them. I think she is awfully cute.