Friday, September 28, 2012

On [the taste of] Fall: Pumpkin Spice Style.


What goes together like peanut butter and jelly?
Macaroni and cheese?
Fall and Pumpkin Spice Lattes?
Pumpkin Spice Lattes and CUPCAKES!!!!
What?!?!
Yes, truth.

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend who lives 1,967 miles away (sad face) mailed me a Starbucks card with instructions to get myself a PSL (pumpkin spice latte). It came in perfect timing on a particularly craptastic day. The  PSL powered me through the rest of my longggg day, and inspired me to make something delicious for when he came to visit.

I pondered how I could accomplish a PSL/cupcake conglomeration until I decided to peruse Pinterest where I found this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte cupcakes.
Let.me.tell.you.

Phenomenal.

I used my own recipe for the frosting, but other than that, I followed the recipe fairly closely. (However, I used instant coffee rather than espresso powder, because apparently that stuff is so rare you have to order it online. No thank you!)

Go bake these for every fall event you are invited to.
Bake them for every fall event you aren't invited to.
Bake them for your friends.
Bake them for your significant other.
Bake them for yourself.
Bake them for your boss.
Bake them for you barista.
Bake them.
Now.

PS: This is recipe No. 8 of 25 for the [25 before 25] Pinterest challenge. Visit my Pinterest food, dessert, or snack boards and let me know what other recipes I. Also, check out the items left on the [25 before 25] list and tell me which item I should attempt next.

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