Friday, October 12, 2012

Dessert: Geeky Hostess's Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spice Frosting

I'm a sucker for pumpkin. Last year, this blog posted many of my favorite pumpkin recipes. This one from Geeky Hostess was fun. 

1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup pumpkin ale
2 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Pumpkin Spice-Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, cold
5 TBS unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tsps vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsps pumpkin spice (more or less as desired)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Spoon batter into cupcake liners until 2/3 full.
  4. Bake cupcakes for 19-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  5. \Cool completely.
  6. Frost and decorate!

Pumpkin Spice-Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add in 1/3 of the powdered sugar at a time, mixing until smooth.
  3. Add in pumpkin spice, mixing until fully blended.
  4. This recipe will give you stiff frosting that is easily piped onto a cupcake. Cut a hole in the bottom corner of a plastic bag, and fill with the frosting. Frost cupcakes then top with a quick shake of pumpkin spice.

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