Pumpkin Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting. Yummy dessert cupcake recipe made with pumpkin puree and topped with homemade chocolate frosting. 

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting. Yummy dessert cupcake recipe made with pumpkin puree and topped with homemade chocolate frosting.

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Pumpkin Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting


Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin puree

Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup mildly sweet chocolate morsels (such as Hersey’s Special Dark)
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ginger. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating to combine. Add pumpkin, beating well. Divide batter among prepared cups.
  4. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool in pans for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Pipe or spread chocolate frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with a mixer until creamy.
  2. In a microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate morsels on High, in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted, approximately 1 minute total. Add chocolate to butter, beating well.
  3. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and cream to butter mixture. Add cocoa powder, beating well.
  4. ***Makes about 18 cupcakes
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