Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cupcakes

September 11, 2011

I was never a big coffee fan but over the past few years I have learned to love the flavor. I could never drink a whole cup and really, the daily iced coffee drink I make is just coffee flavored milk. After a few months of doing 1 part coffee to 2 parts milk we began adding in a splash of creamer to give it a subtle flavor. My husband loves anything pumpkin flavored but our favorite pumpkin spiced coffee drinks are back in Tennessee. It was lucky we make our own and there are creamers out there that can give us our pumpkin fix during the fall.

However, I know there are a lot of people who love Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and they were finally brought back this past week. That, combined with the cooler temperatures we had a for a few days made me crave something fallish to bake this week. That is when I came across this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes. The only thing I tweaked was that, if I was going to make a pumpkin cake, I had to make a cream cheese frosting, which I did. I did not get a ton of coffee flavor from them, but really did not mind because everything else about them was awesome!

I think they look just as good as they taste.

Big orange bundt cake

September 2, 2011

This weekend begins my favorite time of the year, autumn. With that comes crisp evenings, changing trees and football. We are heading back to Tennessee for my baby shower and watching my Vols first football game at my dads house with some family and friends. I told my stepmom I would make dessert. I tried to balance easy to transport and creative.

I went with my chocoholic bundt cake but changed up the glaze. Normally it is a chocolate satiny glaze but this time I tried it with white chocolate and colored half of it orange. The white chocolate made it a little more goopy but still tastes good.

Hopefully this is the start to a great season of football!! Go VOLS!!!