Moist homemade chocolate pumpkin cupcakes with creamy pumpkin buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream Frosting

Moist homemade chocolate pumpkin cupcakes with creamy pumpkin buttercream frosting! A fun dessert for fall!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 7 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree

Frosting:

  • 6 Tb unsalted butter
  • 3 Tb shortening
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tb light brown sugar
  • 6 Tb pumpkin puree
  • 3 3/4 C powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a standard cupcake pan with 7 paper liners.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed. Mix in baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Mix in flour and cocoa powder, followed by pumpkin puree. Continue mixing until fully combined and no streaks remain. 
  • Divide mixture between 7 paper liners, using a large cookie scoop.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan until easy to handle, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Prepare frosting. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter and shortening. Mix in vanilla, cinnamon and brown sugar. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in pumpkin puree, followed by one cup of powdered sugar at a time. Continue mixing until fully combined. Transfer frosting to a large piping bag fit with a closed star tip, or other desired piping tip.
  • Frost cupcakes as desired.
  • Store cupcakes in an airtight container or in the refrigerator for up to several days. 

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel