It is time for another awesome Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge! This month’s ingredients…..Pumpkin and Cream Cheese! So obviously I made Pumpkin Ale Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Glaze! My first thought was actually Pumpkin Sweet Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting…..
Then I thought maybe Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting would be better. Cassi vetoed both options, too predictable! Then I remembered that I had jokingly said that I would try to remake my Apple Ale Doughnuts, with Pumpkin Ale. Perfect!
Okay I will admit, I am having a bit too much fun making doughnuts! When I first started this blog, it was going to be a fried food free zone…lol I guess that didn’t work out so well. My next challenge to myself, will be to make Baked Doughnuts!
So…..I chose Pumpkick Pumpkin Ale. I was at Target and there are no friendly alcohol knowledgeable employees that work in the liquor
section aisle. The only description of this beer that I have is…blech! It is almost as bitter and obnoxious as Guinness. My suggestion, choose a better pumpkin ale!! The label claims that it is made with pumpkin juice, but there honestly wasn’t any pumpkin flavor. All of the flavor came from the pumpkin spices that were mixed into the dough. They still tasted great, but they didn’t have the pumpkin flavor that I was expecting.
You know me, I have to have choices for my toppings. I made half of the doughnuts with the Cream Cheese Glaze (dairy-free of course), and I made the second half with a Pumpkin Spice Liqueur Glaze. Cassi is currently on the elliptical machine trying to burn off all of the Cream Cheese Glaze covered doughnuts that she has eaten in the last 24 hours!
Thank you so much for the fun challenge Sheryl. Make sure that you scroll down below the recipe to see all of the other fabulous pumpkin desserts, and go check them out!
Pumpkin Ale Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Glaze
|Prep time||1 hour, 10 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 20 minutes|
|Meal type||Breakfast, Dessert, Snack|
- For the Doughnuts
- 1 cup pumpkin ale
- 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk (1/2 cup coconut milk (box) + 1 teaspoon vinegar)
- oil for frying
- Cream Cheese Glaze
- 1/2 cup cream cheese (at room temperature, I used dairy-free)
- 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon maple extract
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- Pumpkin Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Liqueur (I used Hirim Walker)
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