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Postmortem: Autumn spice cupcakes with vanilla frosting

Autumn spice cupcake with vanilla frostingCinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg … such wonderful spices. This past Friday’s cupcake captured the flavors of the season, balanced sweetness and simplicity. Essentially, this is a pretty damn-near perfect cupcake, if I may say so myself.

Sure, it doesn’t have any razzle dazzle; no fancy fillings or hand-spun sugar toppings. But what this handheld dessert does have is a moist, springy cake laced with spices, topped with a sweet and creamy frosting. The garnish of sugar and spices sprinkled on top links everything together into a big grin and happy belly.

I don’t think I would change a single thing about this recipe, except maybe to add more spices and throw a vanilla bean into the frosting. I used my caramel cupcake recipe as the base, as well as my standard vanilla frosting recipe. Sometimes it’s best to work with what you know.


Posted by on November 14, 2011.

Categories: cupcake friday, cupcakes

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