Can you believe it's already time for Halloween? It feels like it should still be sometime last winter. Or early spring, at least.
What are y'all doing for Halloween? We don't really celebrate it, except for helping out with Trunk or Treat at church. But I just HAD to get sick, so I didn't get to rock my cute 50s outfit. Too bad. :(. Maybe someone will decide to have a party at the last minute.I guess I'm a little old for trick or treating ;).
Speaking of treats, let's talk about these cupcakes!
Pumpkin spice frappucinos and lattes are my absolute favorite part of fall, besides football. And cupcakes are one of my favorite little things in life. So naturally they had to be married and have a baby. And what a yummy baby it is.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
( Cake adapted from Eat, Live, Run, icing adapted from a church cookbook)
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 15 oz can pumpkin
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 tbsp coffee grounds
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp molasses
Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Then add to the dry. Spoon into lined cupcake tins and bake 25-30 min. Let cool completely before icing.
Pumpkin Spice Frosting:
1 stick butter or margarine, or 4 oz cream cheese, or shortening, or whatever
2-3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Cream butter. Add sugar, vanilla, spices, and 1 tbsp milk, mixing well. Add more milk a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
Questions of the day:
What are you going to be for Halloween? And what's your favorite part of fall?