spiced pumpkin cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes


Yields 12

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup hot milk
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped Cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
Equipment
  • Cupcake pan
  • Brown cupcake liners
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #2D tip
Decoration
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Green straws

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and espresso powder until fully dissolved. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin puree until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  4. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Scrap down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Add an egg and then beat in vanilla extract.
  6. On low speed, alternate adding the flour and milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  7. Fill each cupcake liner two-thirds full with batter.
  8. Bake for about 16 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. To make the whipped cream: Pour heavy cream and sugar in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until firm peaks form.
  2. Scoop the frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a #2D tip.
  3. Once cupcakes have cooled completely, pipe a swirl of frosting onto each one.
  4. Sprinkle each cupcakes with a bit of pumpkin pie spice and insert a straw.
  5. TaDa! Fall never tasted so delicious!
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Pumpkin Spice Latte 

Made these cupcakes last night at midnight for a vegan potluck 🎃 Pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon “cream cheese” frosting. Dusted with cinnamon sugar.

Cupcakes:
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1 ¼ cups sugar
¼ cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
(Or ½ tsp nutmeg & ginger, ¼ tsp allspice & cloves)
1 ¼ cup pureed pumpkin (fresh or from a can)
1 1/8 cup coconut milk (cream)
½ cup cashew milk
½ cup vegetable oil

Bake at 350 for ~18 minutes. Should be springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted should come out clean. (Allow to cool completely before icing)

Frosting:
½ cup vegan butter
¼ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup Daiya cream cheese
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
4 cups icing sugar (more or less depending on how sweet you like it)

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting


Yields 1 dozen cupcakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients

Cupcake
  • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cups oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 ½ cup sifted powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Equipment
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • 2 rubber spatulas
  • Electric mixer
  • 2 sets of whisk attachments
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Cupcake tray
  • Orange silicone liners
Decoration
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #849 tip
  • Pumpkin candies

Let’s get Started!

Cupcake
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, spices, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the sugars, oil, pumpkin, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. Fold in dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Scoop batter into lined cupcake tray about ¾ full. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes. Allow to fully cool before frosting.
Frosting
  1. Use a hand mixer to beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar, salt, vanilla and cinnamon and mix until smooth.

Time to decorate!

  1. Scoop frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a #849 tip. Pipe two swirls on top of each other and top with a pumpkin candy.
  2. Ta-da! Pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting!
Bowers Gang on Halloween
  • Belch drives around to visit every Halloween store he can find
  • They all go over to Belch’s house to decorate the downstairs and make cookies with his mom (she has cookie cutters for every holiday)
  • They all take turns picking a different scary movie to watch each night of October
  • Belch’s mom makes Halloween themed snacks for them, like ghost lollipops, caramel apples, pumpkin spice cupcakes, hard candies in the shape of skeletons, and mini pizzas decorated to look like jack-o-lanterns
  • They pull all-nighters playing Friday the 13th on the NES
  • Victor fell asleep first one night, so Patrick spray painted his hair green, purple, and orange
  • Patrick pulls a different Halloween themed prank on them every day
  • He nearly gave Victor a heart attack by tapping on his window in the middle of the night wearing a monster mask
  • He tried the same prank on Henry, but Henry ran outside and nearly knocked him out with a baseball bat
  • Henry and Patrick carve the pumpkins while Belch and Victor bake the pumpkin seeds
  • Henry and Patrick always try to start a ‘food fight’ with the pumpkin guts
  • Belch and Victor lock them in the backyard when that happens
  • Belch plays Monster Mash in the car on loop the day of Halloween
  • Belch sings along every single time
  • The rest of them are annoyed at first, but eventually start singing obnoxiously
  • They go to every haunted house and corn maze they stumble upon
  • They got banned from one of the haunted houses because Henry got so spooked he nearly stabbed someone
  • And Victor hates going to the corn mazes because Patrick always hides in the corn and jumps out at him
  • Victor likes doing special effects makeup and gives them all nasty looking scars and gashes
  • Belch takes them on roadtrips to visit all the haunted places in Maine
  • They have bonfires at Henry’s house where they roast marshmallows and eat candy
  • Henry likes telling scary stories at midnight with a flashlight
  • He always tries to jumpscare them, but Patrick always laughs at the scary parts (what a freak)
  • They spread rumors about the school being haunted to freak out all the middle schoolers
  • Belch’s mom likes giving out candy to the little neighborhood kids
  • But if the Losers Club ring the doorbell, the gang storms out the door and chases them around the block in movie murderer masks
  • They buy out the discounted candy section at the grocery store the day after Halloween
Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice

Pairing: Jensen x Reader

Word Count: 1476

A/N – for @bringmesomepie56 and @supernatural-jackles SPN Fluff Appreciation Day and @thing-you-do-with-that-thing Kari’s Jensen September Quickie Challenge and use the aesthetic made by Kari as inpiration so here is my take on the aesthetic.

Walking outside of your front door, you noticed all the leaves that had fallen from the tree in your front yard, covering the pathway, too. You made a mental note to rake it later.

You ambled on the pathway and through the park. The orange, reds and browns of the leaves on the trees blended together.

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