Cupcakes for your Friday

When husband and I got married, I had to apologize for four things: (1) the minimal amount of space that he was going to be allowed in the closet, (2) my inevitable crankiness after 10pm, (3) my dislike for/lack of ability in team sports, (4) my cooking skills.

But I'm baking more and more these days. Someday soon, husband might ask me to cook (I've been banned from cooking since the sour cream chicken disaster of 2010). At that time, I will respectfully decline, as cooking usually implies that the result will be a meal, while I prefer results in dessert form. 

So when I made pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting last weekend, I considered it practice - an exercise in bettering myself and in becoming a well-balanced individual. Or at least that's what I told myself as I ate three fresh from the oven.

And I'm not going to lie, most of the cupcakes were delicious. I say "most", because some were a little burnt and crispy on the bottom. Lesson learned: quickly remove cupcakes from pan after baking. 
Pumpkin Cupcake recipe from Young Married Chic.
Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from Martha Stewart.