Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween Recap and Butterbeer Cupcakes ... YES Butterbeer CUPCAKES!!!

I love Halloween. It is my favorite holiday. Well, Christmas, Halloween, Mardi Gras, it's a toss up.

This year, Robert and I did Halloween in DC and we had a fabulous time visiting my sister. On Thursday night, the night before Halloween, we went to a dog Halloween party hosted by my sister's dog's (Louis) trainer. (My uncle's cousin's roommate's brother, just kidding.) We kind of had an SNL theme at the party. I was Wayne to my brother-in-law's Garth and Louis, my dog nephew, was Phillip the Hyper Hypo ... 

On Friday night we got the Po' Girls back together and took our Zapp's potato chip costumes out for a second fabulous year! The rest of the weekend included trying on wedding dresses for the first time (eeek!), delicious pumpkin curry, quirky/scary Halloween movies and TV and the horror board game Betrayal at House on the Hill — which is all fun and games until the haunting begins.

We missed you this year, Leah! 

Hope you had a Happy Halloween!

Butterbeer Cupcakes 
A perfect muggle Halloween treat ... 

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2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (2 cups all purpose, 1/3 cake flour)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup beer (*If you would like to skip the beer, simply use 2/3 cup milk.)
3/4 cup butterscotch chips, finely chopped

Combine dry ingredients and set aside
Combine milk and beer, set aside
Cream butter and sugar
Blend in egg and vanilla
Add dry ingredients, alternating with beer and milk mixture
Once combined, mix in finely chopped butterscotch
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes in lined muffin tin. Allow to cool and frost cupcakes with Butterscotch Buttercream frosting

For the Butterscotch Buttercream

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butterscotch morsels, melted

Combine butter, sugar, salt and extract with electric mixer
Melt morsels and beat in buttercream mixture

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