Pumpkin spice lattes just say "fall" to me. But you probably already know about my love of fall and its flavors, so I'll say no more about that!
I originally created this recipe last year. At that point I was looking into blogging and trying to figure out how it all worked, so I didn't quite have a platform for sharing it then. But now...here it is! I'm so glad I saved the recipe because it was just as good as I remembered it.
That's one of the reasons that I'm loving blogging - aside from being able to share recipes with friends and family, I have something like a diary of recipes that I've used. Before the blog, I had to try to remember the little tweaks and changes I made to an online recipe, and wasn't always successful. Now, I have a good reason to write them out! And since the blog is online, I have access to them no matter what kitchen I'm in.
So that's my selfish reason for blogging ;) But I'm really loving sharing my recipes with you all and hearing when you try them out. Hopefully this one goes on your list too!
I made these cupcakes using my favorite Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes recipe and creating a light whipped cream frosting to reflect the foam of a latte. With espresso in both components, I think the latte concept really comes through. And there's no question that the pumpkin spice is there!
Before making the frosting, I mixed up my own pumpkin pie spice using the Pioneer Woman's recipe. But if you have pumpkin spice in a jar already, then just use that! The cupcakes take a different combination of spices, so you'll still need the individual spices for those though.