This recipe for pumpkin ale cupcakes comes the blog My Baking Addiction. They don't have any actual pumpkin in them except what's in the ale. These are sophisticated cupcakes for adults. The cake is chocolate with a faint aroma of pumpkin spices. The recipe is supposed to make 24 cupcakes, but I made 40. One look at the frosting recipe, which contains a pound of butter and two pounds of powdered sugar to frost two dozen cupcakes, and I decided to half it and could probably have quartered it. I know it's currently in vogue to pile the frosting as high as the cupcake, but in deference to my family and coworker's health, I just gave them a thin layer of frosting. The frosting smells of ale, pumpkin spices and vanilla and is quite delicious. They didn't go as fast, at home or at work, as some of the other things I've made.