I love coffee. Strike that- I love good coffee. There is not much worse than a bad cup of coffee. Well, maybe a bad piece of cake, or a bad cupcake- you know what I mean.
I love Starbucks coffee- usually. I can’t stomach the super strong menu options on their own, but when they’re mixed in with all sorts of flavours to make a cup of deliciousness, I’m in love. Starbucks has been an adult acquired taste of mine, but “so much is wasted on the youth”, it’s nice to have something to love as an adult!
The Pumpkin Spice Latte is something that Starbucks chose to release early this year, while it’s still summer, and as much as I tried to resist the pumpkin call until it was truly fall, I couldn’t do it! I’ve had far too many of them already this year.
Since I love PSL so much, I knew I had to make it into cupcake form! I know that not everyone likes coffee flavouring, so with this recipe, you can easily leave the espresso powder out, or if desired, you can add more to make the flavour stronger. The magic is in the pumpkin spice! Combining nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon gives the pumpkin it’s wonderfully fall-like flavouring. They are delicious!
Start out the most beautiful season properly, and get prepared with pumpkin and spices, so when we actually have the equinox, you’ll be ready to bake up a batch of fresh pumpkin spice latte cupcakes!