Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

Welcome fall =)

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
Adapted from Annie's Eats
Makes 12 cupcakes

1 1/3 cups flour
1 1/2 Tbsp instant espresso
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of cloves
7 1/2 oz pumpkin puree
1/2 cup granulated/white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup (strong) coffee
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl mix together the flour, instant espresso, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.
  3. In a stand mixer, combine the pumpkin puree, sugars and oil.
  4. Add the eggs in one at a time and beat well.
  5. On low speed add in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  6. Fill the cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool the cupcakes for about 10 minutes and then brush with the 1/4 cup of coffee. Go over them twice letting the coffee soak in pretty good between each time.
  8. Cool completely and then ice the cupcakes with whipped cream frosting (I used store-bought because I am terrible at homemade icing at this time...perhaps at a later date I will master this...)
  9. When serving, dust with cinnamon and drizzle on some caramel sauce if you're looking for something extra tasty ;-)

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