This time of year you can find just about everything imaginable flavored with Pumpkin or Pumpkin Spice. With Thanksgiving dinner just a few days away — I think it’s the perfect time to share this recipe for Pumpkin Buttercream Frosting! It’s made with the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! which is made from real, simple ingredients you can recognize like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt. Just one bite and you’ll ‘Believe’!
Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie, right? Surprisingly, many in my family aren’t big fans of pumpkin pie even though they love the flavors you find in pumpkin pie. I started making this Pumpkin Buttercream Frosting to add to cupcakes and cakes for an alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie dessert on Thanksgiving. It became a family favorite immediately!
- 4 tbsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter – room temperature
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground all spice
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie extract
- 6 cups sifted powdered sugar
In the bowl of a large stand mixer begin blending the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! with the vanilla, pumpkin pie extract, and the pumpkin puree.
Gradually add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until the mixture reaches desired consistency for piping or spreading.
Add the spices to the frosting and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until spices are well combined.
Fill a piping bag with the frosting and pipe onto your cupcakes or cake. You may also spread the frosting onto your treats with a knife.
When you substitute the new The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® you are using the first spread from Unilever in the U.S. to be made from non-GMO sourced ingredients. The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is made with plant-based oils and are a source of both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as a good source of omega-3 ALA. Unilever spreads can be part of an overall healthy, balanced diet and provide a source of good fats, similar to the good fats found in avocados, walnuts and almonds. The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® spread has 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter and contains 0g trans fat per serving, no cholesterol and no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
When you serve this delicious Pumpkin Buttercream to your family and friends, they won’t believe it’s not made with butter because the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® offers fresh butter taste and is unbelievably delicious.
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is also great for spreading on multigrain toast, topping corn on the cob, sautéing vegetables or baking lemon pound cake. For more great-tasting recipes, visit www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/recipes
Do you have a favorite recipe that you substitute I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter in place of butter?