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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 160 * C (320* F) Fan.
  • Line a 12 cup muffin pan with parchment paper.
  • Beat the oil, sugar and eggs with a mixer, using the whisk attachment or by hand until combined. Then add the pumpkin puree, raisins and orange zest.
  • Add the cinnamon, flour and baking soda. The mixture should be quite thin.
  • Pour into muffin pan, dividing equally.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until you pierce them with a knife and it comes out clean and dry.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • At this point you can store the cupcakes in the freezer for up to 4 months.

For the frosting

  • Beat the cream cheese and sugar with a mixer, using the whisk attachment, until smooth.
  • Spread over cupcakes.
  • You can sprinkle with toasted walnuts or whatever topping you choose.
  • Refrigerate to store but serve at room temperature.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
18 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
29 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
24 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
16 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
32 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
9 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
9 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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