Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Chocolate Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Cupcakes:Fall or Autumn, What do we call ya? : Poem

Fall or Autumn
Which one do we call ya?
Fall for falling leaves
Falling temperatures
and falling back an hour.
Crisp mornings,
coffee steaming,
fuzzy slippers,
sweater weather.
Sunsets early,
sunrise later.
Walking on crispy leaves,
seeing the vibrant color changes,
pulling out the hoodies, sweaters and gloves.
Buying new boots, hats and scarves.
Time for baking and crock pot cooking.
Soup, stews and cakes.
Snuggling up in front of a fire.
roasting marshmallows,
making s'mores.
New memories to make.
Sleeping with the covers pulled up,
waking to a nip in the air,
gone are the hot humid days of summer
for a respite from the heat.
Frosted over windshields
will greet us each morning.
Dew to frost on the ground.
Seeing our breath in the air
and feeling the cold snap nip our noses
be careful to warm those toes.
Cup of hot coffee in hand
welcome the cool with a grand gesture.
Bye Bye Summer, for now
Hello Fall and welcome!
Chocolate Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Cupcakes
Two batters for one delicious cupcake
12 cupcake liners, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, you will bake for 20 minutes
2 bowls

Bowl 1:
9 TBSP flour, all purpose
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 TBSP baking cocoa
6 TBSP sugar
7 TBSP milk (I used almond)
3 TBSP oil (I used coconut)
Mix well and set aside.

Bowl 2:
9 TBSP flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 TBSP pumpkin puree
1 TBSP cinnamon
3 TBSP oil
Mix well. This batter will be thick.

Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the pumpkin batter into each cup. Next spoon the chocolate batter in. Slide into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Cool and frost. I used Pillsbury Whipped marshmallow frosting.


  1. GREAT poem. While mourning summer, you reminded me of what I love about Fall.
    And that recipe? Two batters? Love the idea!

  2. What do I love about fall? All of the above!

  3. What do I love about fall? All of the above!

  4. Love love love love this recipe!!

    Perfect poem. I absolutely love it. You're so talented. Plus, you get huge bonus points... You mentioned coffee and used my favorite word (fuzzy)!!!!