Pumpkin Cranberry Cupcakes
For your Rosh Hashanah table.
By Leah Koenig
Before eating pumpkin or squash (k'ra'a in Hebrew) on Rosh Hashanah, some families say "yikarul' fanekhaz' khuyoteinu"--may our good deeds call out our merit before You. Others use the resemblance between the word "k'ra'a" (pumpkin) and the word "kara"--to cut or rip--to express the hope that any bad deeds will be ripped out of God's book.
Preheat oven to 350 and line a cupcake pan with paper or silicone liners. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and powder, and spices; set aside. In a separate bowl, cream the sugars and butter together until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin puree, stirring until fully combined. Fold in the cranberries.
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