One thing that everyone in my family LOVES is cupcakes. One thing that I always think of during the month of November is food with pumpkin in it! I am a big fan of pumpkin pie and love pumpkin bread. Since I have kids, mom has to turn her love for pumpkins into something that everyone will enjoy, pumpkin cupcakes!
When I make my own pumpkin bread or cupcakes, I have to add nuts. Almost every time I am in the baking isle at the store and looking for say walnuts or pecans, I choose to buy the Diamond of California nuts. I remember eating Diamond of California Nuts in a can often when I was a child at my grandparents and the brand has always stuck with me.
100 years of holiday traditions you just don’t mess with. Classic family recipes call for a classic ingredient. Diamond of California nuts. The only nut good enough for your mom’s mom’s recipes is the only one that should be in yours. Diamond of California. Premium quality nuts since 1912.
If you visit the Diamond of California Nuts Facebook fan page, you can find some YUMMY looking recipes that have some fun holiday-centric names that make you want to try them. I want to try their Pecan Pumpkin “Gets the Kids to Make the 10-Hour Drive” Pie recipe. Look below, doesn’t it look delicious?
Here are some other fun Diamond of California classic family recipes listed that you might be tempted to try:
- Apple Walnut “The One They Bed You to Make” Cake
- Chewy Walnut “Tears Them Away From the Game” Squares
- Walnut “Always Gets Them Out of Bed” Bread
- Pecan “Gets the Grandkids to Act Saintly” Dainties
You can find the recipes listed above by visiting the Diamond Nuts Recipe Gallery on Facebook!
Since it is November and many of you are looking for ideas for the holidays, I thought I would share my Spiced Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes Recipe. This recipe includes some of the Diamond of California chopped pecans. Then to spoil our taste buds, I like to make a cream cheese frosting that includes bischoff spread.
Here is my Spiced Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes recipe:
Spiced Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes With Bischoff Cream Cheese Topping
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup pureed pumpkin
- 3 eggs
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup Diamond of California Chopped Pecans
- 3 tbs biscoff spread
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
In a bowl whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin spice.
In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Slowly add in eggs, milk and 3/4 cup of the chopped pecans until well blended.
Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners and fill 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
While cupcakes are cooking, make the frosting. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and biscoff spread until smooth.
Once cupcakes are cool, top with frosting and use remaining 1/4 cup of chopped pecans to create a nut topping.
For those of you that are on Pinterest, I have created a Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas Board that have recipes that include some of the Diamond of California Nuts. These are recipes that include appetizers, side dishes, desserts and more!
For more recipe ideas that include Diamond Of California Nuts, visit: www.diamondnuts.com
These look delicious, I love recipes using pumpkin!
Yum…I love pumpkin.
Teresa F, says
I am sooo going to have to make these this weekend. They look amazing and my mouth is just watering. Thanks for sharing it!!
These looks so delicious! I love nuts, but the boyfriend is allergic. I may have to go ahead and make them and let him take most of them to work. 🙂
Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack says
These look amazing.
I’ll take four please. Oh and a few for the others in my family! Those look yummo!
Oh, those cupcakes look yummy! I think I’ll make them for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the recipe!
Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says
These look delicious and would be perfect for Thanksgiving. I pinned the recipe.
Beeb Ashcroft says
Love this recipe – it’s unique and sounds DELICIOUS!
Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy says
These sound like a great addition to our Thanksgiving menu!
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins says
Mmmm, looks delicious!
Jennifer The Quirky Momma says
I think these would go over really well this Thanksgiving. We are having a very quiet dinner–just us–and since my kids won’t eat pie, this is the perfect substitution. Thanks for the recipe. They look lovely!
yum yum and yum!!!
I’m so into fall flavors right now, these sound fantastic!
I had some that she made and they were very yummy!
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
MMMM, can’t wait for some Pumpkin Cheesecake!
I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin, they look delish!
Mom Foodie says
I hate to admit it, but I have never even tried Biscoff.
Yum! These look scrumptious.
I am looking to make a GFCF pecan pie this year myself.
O.M.G. These look divine! I pinned them and think this will be a perfect dessert to take to my m-i-l’s.
Tricia Nightowlmama says
those look tasty I’ll have to give those a try mmmmm
Suzi Satterfield (@MotherhoodLooms) says
*drools* I am so pinning this to try later!
Emily @FamilyNLifeLV says
Pumpkin is delish! These look awesome!
Marcie W. says
These look outstanding! We love anything and everything pumpkin in our family.
I bet these are delish!!
I love everything pumpkin. YUM!
I have been craving pumpkin lately and started adding it to my morning oatmeal with dried cranberrie, pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Notorious Spinks says
I love walnuts fro Diamond to put in my yogurt. And those cupcakes look so good!
Wendy T says
The cupcakes look Delicious….with a capital D!
These look so yummy! I love spiced pumpkin anything.
I’ll take a dozen! 🙂
Meghan @JaMonkey says
I love everything Pumpkin Spice!
The recipe has pumpkin puree in the ingredient list but it is not in the directions.