Pumpkin Cupcakes

These delicious, fragrant pumpkin cupcakes are made with whole-wheat flour and frosted with a tasty pumpkin-cream-cheese frosting. Click for the recipe

greek yogurt frosting

Thick, creamy and delicious, Greek yogurt frosting is a healthy alternative to frostings made with butter or cream cheese. This is not a last-minute type of recipe, because straining the yogurt is a must in order to achieve a thick-enough consistency. While Greek yogurt has already been strained, and is much thicker than “regular” yogurt, to use it as frosting we need to get rid of even the small amount of whey that it still contains. Once we do, whipping it with powdered sugar and then chilling allows it to thicken enough to be used as frosting.

Greek yogurt frosting is softer than typical buttercream or cream cheese frosting, but if you follow the steps below, it will hold its shape once piped onto cupcakes – and it is delicious. The recipe below makes about 2 cups, enough to frost 12 cupcakes. Click for the recipe