Please do not act like anything pumpkin is not one of your favorite parts of fall because I for one get that warm and fuzzy feeling every time I see Starbucks slap on the ‘Pumpkin Latte’ signage. And for those of us who love pumpkin anything, you will flip over this amazing Pumpkin Spice Latte Buttercream Frosting. Oh yes, it is as good as it sounds. While my body is not thanking the Slow Roasted Italian for this delectable recipe my tastebuds and endorphins certainly are – give it a whirl and you too will see why we are flat out obsessed.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Buttercream
MAKES 3 Cups | ACTIVE TIME 10 Min | TOTAL TIME 10 Min
1 teaspoon espresso coffee powder
1 tablespoon International Delight French Vanilla Liquid Creamer
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a small bowl, combine espresso powder and creamer. Stir until the espresso powder dissolves. Set aside.
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, cream the butter for 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary. Add pumpkin puree. Mix until combined. Turn the mixer to low and add powdered sugar one cup at a time. Mix until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt and espresso mixture and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more creamer as needed until desired consistency is reached.
Enjoy on your favorite dessert, or with a spoon!