It’s certainly no secret that I wholeheartedly adore Fall. The colors, smells, and textures make this season my absolute favorite time of year. Although I obviously love to bake regardless of the season, there’s just something really special about the intoxicating aromas and flavors of autumn spices.
I have a bin of spices that I store in a cabinet above the refrigerator that is completely dedicated to fall baking. It’s brimming with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, crystallized ginger, cardamom – and that’s just naming a few. Towards the end of summer, I pull the bin down and conduct and inventory of my Autumn arsenal – I kind of have a quirky obsession with spices and spice organization. Too bad this “organization” only lasts for about 2 weeks, then I’m back to blaming Brian for hiding my whole nutmeg.
I stumbled upon this recipe for Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes about 6 months ago and tucked it away in a file folder on my desk. When I came across the recipe months later, I knew it would be absolutely perfect for the Spice Islands Holiday Recipe Exchange. Spice Islands is definitely one of my absolute favorite spice companies. I find them to of the highest quality and most flavorful spices on the market – and trust me I have tried a lot of different companies. And I have bulging cabinets to prove it!
These Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes are enthusiastically spiced, incredibly moist and just perfect on their own – in fact I ate them for breakfast! But we all know that I have a difficult time leaving well enough alone, so I just had to top them off with a swirl of Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting. This little addition made these cupcakes my favorite new Autumn addiction!
Now , we want you to share your favorite recipe using fall spices and be sure to head over to Good Life Eats, because Katie has a glorious recipe for Orange Spice Pumpkin Muffins waiting for you!
How To Participate
For a chance to win a Spices Baking Gift Set (details of prize specifics below):
- Write and post a recipe on your blog featuring FALL SPICES (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom, etc.).
- Include “Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Spice Islands.” in your blog post.
- No blog? Just leave your recipe in the comments section.
- Add your link to the widget on either GoodLife Eats or My Baking Addiction (we have the same widget code, so only add it on one site).
- Submit your post before Nov. 9, 11:59 PM.
- Anyone can participate in the link up, but the prizes will ship to US addresses only.
- More detailed info are available here.
Link Up Your Recipes:
Love any of the recipes featured in today’s Holiday Recipe Exchange? If so, be sure to to use the Ziplist Web Recipe Clipper to add your holiday favorites to your online recipe box.
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This Week’s Prize:
Spices included will vary slightly from what is depicted in the photo. See below for a listing of what is included in the Holiday Recipe Exchange Treasure Chest of Spices.
Treasure Chest of Spices:
- Ground Allspice
- Whole Allspice
- Beau Monde Seasoning
- Ground Cloves
- Cinnamon Sugar Grinder
- Poultry Seasoning
- Whole Nutmeg
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Sea Salt
- Rosemary Garlic Blend
- Orange Peel
- Lemon Peel
- Ground Cardamom
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Pure Vanilla Extract
Prizes provided by Spice Islands.
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