Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream Frosting

Moist homemade chocolate pumpkin cupcakes with creamy pumpkin buttercream frosting! A fun dessert for fall!

Moist homemade chocolate pumpkin cupcakes with creamy pumpkin buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m beyond excited that it’s officially fall finally! It’s my absolute favorite time of year. The only downside this year has been the weather. It hasn’t felt at all fall-like most days. Super warm or muggy… not your typical New England fall weather. But New England weather isn’t always typical and we know the weather has been super wacky everywhere this year.

Thankfully I can rely on certain things to always happen in the fall…even if the weather is strange.

There’s always apples, pumpkins and foliage! I can deal with the strangely warm weather as long as I have those three things. It wouldn’t be fall without them!

The moment my favorite local apple farm opened for the season, I was there. I’ve been back several times since to restock and bonus… cortlands are finally in season! Yay! They’re the absolute best and you can’t convince me otherwise.

On our most recent trip to the apple farm, I did a mini photo session with my kids. A yearly tradition. SO much fun and we found so many cute spots that we’d never happened upon before, making this year’s pictures extra fun and special. I’m all about the everyday photos throughout the year, but it’s nice to have some staged photos too.

Moist homemade chocolate pumpkin cupcakes with creamy pumpkin buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Now that it’s October, it’s officially pumpkin season in my book. I always hold out until October before cracking a can and sharing any new pumpkin recipes here. This year it was extra hard holding back. I was seriously craving pumpkin goodies.

I decided to ring in the pumpkin season with an extra good treat!

I love pumpkin and chocolate together. It’s seriously a match made in heaven. So, I combined them into one delicious treat!

Moist homemade chocolate pumpkin cupcakes, topped off with creamy pumpkin buttercream frosting! These cupcakes are an absolute must make for pumpkin fans! Enjoy as is or chilled! They’ll disappear fast, so grab one while you can, or make a double batch!

Moist homemade chocolate pumpkin cupcakes with creamy pumpkin buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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