It is Pumpkin Season.
As of September 1st I believe.
(according to Starbucks and the PSL)
I wanted to try a new pumpkin recipe that wasn’t boring and the same old.. blah blah blah.
So… Let’s add Vodka!
I found this recipe in my Booze Cakes cookbook
(lot’s of great recipes by the way… 😉 )
So… let’s get baking
First, cream together the butter and sugar
Mix in eggs, one at a time
This is my homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice mix:
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice and 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves. Mix the spices together in a small bowl
Alternate adding milk, and flour ingredients.
Can’t call them Martini Cupcakes without a little vodka 😉
I added the alcohol lastly, after the pumpkin puree.
The batter will be dense.
Fill cupcake liners with batter. I like these tulip liners because they peel away easily after baking.
Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cakes comes out clean.
Cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting, cream together the butter and cream cheese.
Slowly add the powdered sugar.
Mix in alcohol lastly.
Top with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Orange Sugar