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Pumpkin Spice Black Velvet Cupcakes

A spooky black velvet cupcake with the warm pumpkin spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and all spice then topped with a bloody cream cheese icing. 
Another creepy and spooky recipe for my favorite time of the year, Halloween. I have finally put out 80 % of Halloween decoration out, normally I have it out in September but I've been lazy.
These cupcakes are a little of a trick or treat. They look really dark so you may think it is maybe burnt or a bitter dark chocolate but they are not. They're sweet.
Another trick or treat element is the kick of warm pumpkin spices, so you may not think of the spices being in a chocolate cupcake. But cinnamon and chocolate go hand and hand.
I believe cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and nutmeg with the chocolate go great together.
All of these flavors play so great together, its was like a party in mouth when I took a bite from one of them.

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Happy Halloween Month! Yes, I celebrate Halloween all October long and will be posting several recipes this season that are tasty and spooky.
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With these witch's hats brim are a colorful like a witch's green skin and purple the cauldron brew.  The top for the hat are chocolate kiss.

Did you know that what people think of a witch with the pointy hat, cauldron, black dress and cats were beer makers? I saw that on one of my favorite cooking facts show. With this recipe, like I have several times before, I had a little helper my niece Kayleigh. She loved helping me making the cookie dough, roll it out and twist …

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Browned Butter Maple Coffee Cake, that is a mouth full but these are a mouth full of flavor in every bite with a browned butter maple coffee cake, cinnamon crumbs and brown sugar cream cheese glaze.
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Slightly sweet pumpkin spice bread with real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and all spice topped with a yummy browned butter buttercream.

This bread was inspired by a bread, more like a loaf cake, that I saw at the grocery store last year, it was a pumpkin bread that had crumbly topping.
So I decided to swab out the crumbly topping for a browned butter glaze. Which I think I've been going through a phase in where I've been using browned butter for a lot of recipe.
It has depth a flavor that is a combo of caramel and toffee even better you add the sugar.  I made it with a buttercream for a cake and I was eating it with a spoon it was good.
I made a bread similar at the beginning of this year for Mardi Gras, it is a holiday that you induldge before the fasting for Lent. I made a King Cake bread that was cinnamon swirl bread with a glaze on top.
Here is a link to even more Pumpkin Spice recipes that I have made.

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