Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
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Serves: 12-16 cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1½ cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp espresso powder (instant coffee NOT brewed)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup brewed expresso coffee
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (liquid)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Whole Milk
  • For the Frosting:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick of butter (I prefer unsalted, but you can use either)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Brew enough coffee to give you ½ cup for the recipe
  3. Put a metal bowl in the freezer in preparation for making the frosting
  4. Mix together your dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk
  5. Mix together your wet ingredients in a separate bowl and make sure they are well combined
  6. Add the dry and wet ingredients together until just blended
  7. Fill muffin cups ¾ of the way full with the cupcake mixture
  8. Place in the pre-heated oven and back for 20 minutes
  9. While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting as follows:
  10. Remove the metal bowl from the freezer and add in 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  11. Beat the cream using a standing or hand held electric mixer until it forms stiff peaks (about 1-2 minutes)
  12. Put the whip cream back in the fridge while you make the rest of the frosting
  13. In another bowl, cream together with an electric mixer on low the butter, the remaining ½ cup of cream, the vanilla and cinnamon. Slowly add in the powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  14. Once the ingredients are fully combined, turn the mixer to high and beat until it reaches a nice light frosting consistency
  15. Remove the whip cream prepared earlier from the fridge and fold into the frosting. Don't over mix.
  16. Once cupcakes are cool, you can use a frosting bag and decorating tip for fancier cupcakes or just spread the frosting on with a spatula.
Recipe by Sunshine and Hurricanes at https://www.sunshineandhurricanes.com/pumpkin-spice-latte-cupcakes/