Editor's note: Every afternoon we like to post a short Sugar Rush to end your day. Think of it as the dessert to your daily blog reading. Plus, as an added bonus, every day between now and Halloween these Sugar Rushes will all be pumpkin based. It's the only way we could think of covering the enormous number of pumpkin sweets being offered in the city right now. Enjoy!
Pumpkin is the flavor of fall, of course. But so are maple, and spice, and rum… so leave it to Pichet Ong to conjure a cupcake that hits all of the above. A satisfyingly adult Halloween treat, the Pumpkin Maple Rum cupcake at Batch starts with a subtle but seasonal cupcake base, tasting like the pumpkin bread my mom used to bake. It’s topped with a thick, almost solid layer of maple butter frosting, and dotted with golden currants. But inside, as always, is the Batch surprise— a tangy rum raisin filling, a perfect foil to the sweet, sweet cupcake. With desserts like this, who needs trick-or-treating?
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