Happy Thanksgiving Day! = Be Thankful & Recipe Rewind: Chocolate Pumpkin Cup Cakes

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“Be thankful,” My friend Charley likes to say this on Thanksgiving Day to everyone. Charley’s reminder is that everyday is a day we can live with gratitude in our hearts.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have a peaceful day wherever you may find your self.

Charley “Be Thankful.”

♥️ Chocolate Pumpkin Cup Cakes Recipe Rewind from October 2014 for the full post. This post was for Halloween. But I think they are great treat for Autumn.

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I was asked to bring a pumpkin bar dessert for an upcoming Halloween neighborhood street party. “There will be no desserts. ” said my friend.  oh gosh almighty when I looked up pumpkin bars the pics (hundreds of them) didn’t inspire. 

-Soooo I fretted about baking for people I don’t know and gave myself the option of punting – bring store-bought baked goods. (Okay, it’s a fail-safe back-up plan.)

However, as fate would have it, I found a recipe in Country Living Magazine that I skimmed through nervously at the insurance estimate place for my car. (Don’t ask.) How to turn an unfortunate circumstance into a better day? Find an inspirational recipe. From Country Living Magazine online here is the Chocolate Pumpkin Witch Cupcakes recipe link. I followed the steps to the letter. Yesterday I had two taste testers who gave it the thumbs up! This was a practice run before the big event on Halloween, Feast of All Hallows, Samhain (for any neo-pagans).

Here’s a link to the recipe: http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/chocolate-pumpkin-witch-cupcakes-recipe-clx1014?click=recipe_sr Retrieved October 24, 2014

These Chocolate Pumpkin cupcakes are moist, rich, and the pumpkin is not too much.  Everything worked. This recipe makes a fluffy batter. They are totally cute when finished with witches hat and clever details.  It’s a winner and good enough to eat without frosting. 

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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8 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving Day! = Be Thankful & Recipe Rewind: Chocolate Pumpkin Cup Cakes

  1. mydangblog says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! We already had ours in October–a shame I hadn’t seen this recipe then!

  2. leggypeggy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe.

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