Friday, October 24, 2008

Pumpkin + Raisins + Rum + Maple Frosting = A Tipsy Brownie

Pumpkin Maple Rum Cupcake

Brownie and I were wandering around the other day, discussing, in no particular order, food, the rapidly dropping temperatures, food trucks, new shoes, Chick-Fil-A, Nebraskan monks, my persistent cold, and pumpkin desserts. That last one reminded us that Pichet Ong was offering a new pumpkin cupcake at Batch, not that we're pumpkin crazy or anything...

Upon arriving, we noticed that the pumpkin cupcake isn't the only new offering; you can also get a black & white cupcake and macarons.

New Black and White Cupcakes from Batch

Oh, we'll be back for those, but for now, it was all about the limited-time only pumpkin. And it was delicious! The pumpkin cake was moist and flavorful with a rum raisin filling, while the maple rum frosting was sweet and creamy, but not overwhelming. Now, let's think, Brownie is the teetotaler of this duo; when you give her rum and then a little more rum, she can get giggly. This was apparent when she convinced a random stranger to buy two more cupcakes than he anticipated, it was quite humorous.

Batch's Pumpkin Cupcake

The best part about Pichet's cupcakes is that they don't slather the frosting on, instead it's just enough to complement the cake and leave you wanting more. The cupcakes are also not huge, so you feel satiated, not filled to the brim and over cupcakes forever when done. Maybe it's the flavors or ingredients Pichet uses, or maybe they're filled with magic pixie dust; whatever it is, you should definitely stop by soon before the pumpkin's all gone!

Batch
150B West 10th Street
(212) 929-0250
www.batchnyc.com

9 comments:

FN said...

Man, that looks and sounds good.... I am gonna have to put this place on my "to-do" list. Love your blog, keep the good stuff coming.

Anonymous said...

You two should try the Pumpkin Custard at the Dessert Truck. It is like eating the inside of the best pumpkin pie ever. Also, it is topped with candied pecans and toasted marshmallows. I am completely obsessed with this new offering and have gone to get it a few times already this week as a replacement for my lunch! Let me know what you think if you try it. -- r.b.

wonders said...

Anonymous r.b. must not read your blog much! lols

I'm not a big fan of pumpkin and the spices used with it but I love to see everyone excited when they eat something they love! Happy eating!

Anonymous said...

Wonders, I read this blog all of the time and I haven't seen a review to the Dessert Truck Pumpkin Custard. If I missed it, can you link it for me? I went a number of pages back and still have not seen it. -- r.b.

Anonymous said...

Omg the nut allergy, I completely just remembered, well one of you can try it then or ask for no nuts! I forgot that detail =p -- r.b.

wonders said...

There's two post just on the first page about the pumpkin custard -=)

Cakespy said...

DAMMIT that looks good. :-) I love all of the pumpkin stuff that crops up in the baked good world at this time of year--it is so awesome. This frosting looks amazing...is that vanilla bean in the frosting? I doubt it's specks of rum...although I guess that wouldn't be so bad...

Blondie said...

r.b.-I got the chance to taste the pumpkin custard from the Dessert Truck at the Vendys, I'm pretty sure that's what wonders is referring to. I was pretty good, I may have to try it again since the samples were a little too small. Brownie couldn't due to the nut allergy.

Brownie said...

I wish I could try the pumpkin custard. I think everything is already prepared. Maybe I could call a day ahead. Nut allergies suck.