Fall season is coming up and I want to create a pumpkin spice cupcake. That is the easy part. Do any of you have any ideas of what I can use for a filling? What would taste good?
Note: i do not want to use Cream Cheese. Want something different and unique.
I like to use brown sugar swiss meringue...sometimes I add cinnamon to it, depending on the spice level in the cake.
i haven't done this -- i'm tossing out a potential idea -- i did a faux cream cheese icing using white balsamic vinegar -- has just a nice tang to it and no refrigeration issues -- i wonder what would happen to add the white balsamic to some ermine type icing or to some whipped cream or marshmallow fluff?
pumpkin always seems a heavier little treat -- doesn't have to be but often is and nothing wrong with that -- but a tangy light whipped creamy filling? maybe?
and i don't know how the vinegar might impact the different things i mentioned -- just 'thinking out loud' as the saying goes -- it does great in american buttercream -- should be ok in the others -- but you never know till you try -- right?
just a pumpkin filling thought
Thank K8. You are right about the lightness the filling needs to be due the heaviness of Pumpkin. My cupcakes stand out because I don't use any buttercream in my filling. I always figure out the flavors I'm looking for and come up with some type of filling that I create. That is what I'm looking for with the pumpkin. Trying to figure out what flavors = maybe a pecan/caramel mix - eh might be too heavy. Whipped cream with nuts would be fabulous, but I'm a home baker and am not allowed to use that due to refrigeration. I keep tossing a spiced apple mix around - but again, not sure about it. I guess I will have to do it and put different stuff in there to figure it out. Like I always say, just do it and see if I like it. LOL
with a streusel topping on the pumpkin-- maybe lighten this up for filling -- try it someday maybe -- i mean I would not necessarily use buttercream for a cupcake filling either but it's an interesting flavor --
would love to hear what you come up with --
'fresh market' has thanksgiving and christmas flavored coffees coming up -- they have a chocolate cherry kiss coffee that is wonderful in chocolate cake -- but the ho!iday ones would make a great mocha flavor for a filling --
you could even steep your own with nutmeg, cinnamon, clove etc.
what do you use if you don't use buttercream ,--
what about a nice shot of apple butter! boozey apple butter even better --
you're making me very hungry and I've been losing weight (again) (forever)
oh wait probably have to fridge the apple butter....but that was a good one...
That might be a long shot and since I have a bad cold right now I might have weired cravings right now...so ignore if that sounds yucky...but pumpkin always goes well will chilli. So was thinking of a white chocolate chilli mousse as a filling :
Oh wait...actually coconut chilli would work even better!
Chilli enhances the flavour. Especially of chocolate. Like a chilli ganache... I don't mean you should overload it so it becomes super hot or anything. ...
i use cayenne pepper with Saigon cinnamon -- would be good in with the pumpkin not necessarily in a filling unless it was an apple one but at least there's some more ideas for you