Death By Butterbeer Cupcakes w/Treacle Butter Frosting + Chocolate Covered Pretzels.

PREP TIME | COOK TIME | TOTAL TIME

15 MIN | 25 MIN | 45 MIN

yields: 18 CUPCAKES

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • Seeds from one vanilla bean, divided
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin beer (or cream soda)*
  • 1 cup toffee bits (optional)

Butterbeer Sauce

  • 1 (11 ounce) bag butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Treacle Butter Frosting + Chocolate Pretzels

  • 30-40 mini pretzel twists
  • 9 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate, melted
  • 8 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons unsulphured molasses
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar (or more if desired)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1/3 cup butterbeer sauce (directions above)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • broom stick cookies, for decorating (optional)