Sorry to interrupt your scheduled blog post, but Jess can’t come to the computer right now and MISS PUMPKIN LORD is here to save the day!
Why can’t she come to the computer?
Well, you see, I found her humming Christmas carols and planning peppermint white chocolate everything so….
I locked her in her room (don’t tell!) so I could share one last GLORIOUS pumpkin recipe with you all!
Because who knows what will happen when I leave: could you imagine an “Eggnog Lord” or some sort of rubbish like that?
Please. As if.
Now don’t you worry: I left her in there with plenty of cookbooks and muffins to munch on while we have this little chat about these phenomenal Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes.
Now you may be frantically wondering what to whip up for Thanksgiving.
Although, my pumpkin-loving minions, it is literally a few days away so if you don’t have a pie chilling out in the freezer, you may want to listen up.
Imagine your favorite moist, luscious carrot cake.
Now, imagine all that dreaded fat in the form of vegetable oil magically disappearing…
to be replaced by (guess what) low-fat, high-flavor pumpkin puree!
By the time you are planning to bring out that pumpkin pie, your guests may very well be stuffed to the brim with turkey and trimmings.
A giant hunk of pie might be met with groans and “no thank yous” and we CAN’T LET THAT HAPPEN!
So instead, approach your guests with tiny, manageable, yet totally sweetly satisfying Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes, topped with a smooth cream cheese icing.
No frantic rolling out of pastry dough, re-rolling of pastry dough, throwing said pastry dough in the trash and rushing over to the grocery store (which will be madness at this point) and buying a store bought crust.
No fuss cupcakes are absolutely, positively the way to go.
All the pumpkin pleasure without any of the stress.
Unless of course, you eat all the pumpkin carrot cake cupcakes before your guests arrive. In which case, I hope you have some ice cream handy.
Pumpkin-flavored, obviously. 😉
(frantic tussling, shouts ensue)
REMEMBER ME FRIENDS! I WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR – YOU CAN’T STOP THE PUMPKIN LORD!
Hello friends! My goodness, I am so sorry for the past three hundred or so words of pumpkin insanity; our friend the Pumpkin Lord does not take kindly to the changing of holidays.
Poor thing; she just wants to share her pumpkin passion with everyone.
So I’ll let her have this one. It’s true: these pumpkin carrot cake cupcakes are the perfect quick-fix if you still are freaking out about what to serve for dessert this Thursday. They come together in a jiffy and will probably disappear just as quickly!
Also, giving your guests a substantially lower-fat” dessert option will surely make you everyone’s favorite hostess (or host!).
I’ll do a quick round up of Thanksgiving recipes on Wednesday in case you are having last-minute menu issues, so be sure to check back soon!