Spiced Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes

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Love fall flavors & beer? Then you’ll love these Spiced Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes as they combine the best of both worlds. They are amazing.

Love fall flavors & beer? Then you'll love these Spiced Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes as they combine the best of both worlds. They are amazing.

 

When autumn arrives, along with it comes all the fabulous flavors of fall.  All things apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, which will get you NO complaints from me.  Those are some of my favorite flavors and I will embrace them gladly along with the crisp fall weather and leaves.

Along with cider & donuts, every fall stores start stocking different varieties of pumpkin ale.  Now to some (my husband) this might not at first sound appealing, but you’ll be won over just as he was.  Basically its a spiced ale that has the fall flavors you’d expect to go along with pumpkin, you’ll taste hints of nutmeg and cloves, but they aren’t overpowering. I used Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale, this is a brand that is readily available at most chain supermarkets.  You won’t be disappointed, this ale will taste great sitting alongside a bonfire too, you can thank me later!

To top off these cupcakes, I spiced up some traditional cream cheese frosting with my DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice.  You’ll wanna make a big batch of this early each fall, it will save you money vs. buying it off the shelf.  And to top off these cupcakes, the slightest drizzle of caramel…and there ya have it, a new fall favorite!



Yield: 18 cupcakes

Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes

Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven according to package directions. Line pan with cupcake liners.
  2. You are substituting the water and oil listed on the cake mix directions for the pumpkin puree and beer. Do not add oil and water.
  3. Mix all ingredients on medium speed 2-3 minutes until well incorporated.
  4. Bake according to package directions, mine were done at 21 minutes when toothpick inserted came out clean.
  5. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 T pumpkin puree
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer 2-3 minutes until airy. Gradually add in all other ingredients & mix until well blended & smooth.

Love fall flavors & beer? Then you'll love these Spiced Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes as they combine the best of both worlds. They are amazing.

Comments

  1. A second recipe with pumpkin ale! Whoda thunk. They look so yummy. What a fun dessert challenge, I hadn’t thought of spicing up a cream cheese frosting with pumpkn pie spice, but that’s an awesome idea for a twist on any standard cream cheese frosted pumpkin treat!

  2. I could honestly eat my weight in cream cheese frosting! Love your cupcakes!

  3. Mmmm….your cupcakes sound amazing! Perfect autumn treat!!

  4. This is the first time that I have heard of baking with a pumpkin ale…bet it would add a great depth of flavor!

  5. Beer + anything = Yumminess. These cupcakes are screaming to be eaten.

  6. Hi Lori! I love your choice for the challenge and I have that pumpkin ale in the house right now – I know what I will be trying soon – pinned!

  7. I need to stop wearing my orange fat pants, I’m starting to look like a pumpkin with all these wonderful desserts (and maybe an ale or two)1

  8. I love taking a boxed cake mix and making it fabulous! It doesn’t take much, just a little ingenuity. I love the pumpkin spice sprinkle you used on your frosting, just a fun little touch!

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