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pumpkin chocolate chip cupcake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes

Ingredients
  

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

  • 1 & ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter; melted
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 5 Tbsp whole milk; room temp
  • 1 cup light brown sugar; unpacked I use Dixie Crystals
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract I use Adam's Best
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • ½ Tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ Tsp ginger
  • ¼ Tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree do NOT use pumpkin pie filling
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter; softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup Hershey's cocoa powder
  • 7 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips for decorating

Instructions
 

Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with 12 liners.
  • Add the butter, oil, and milk into a large bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Add the brown sugar and mix again until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract and eggs to the batter and mix until smooth.
  • In a second medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients from bowl two to the wet ingredients in bowl one and whisk until smooth again.
  • Gently fold in the pumpkin puree and chocolate chips.
  • Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full.
  • Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcake comes out clean and dry.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to completely cool.

Chocolate Frosting

  • While the cupcakes are cooling, use an electric mixer to whip the butter until fluffy.
  • Turn the mixer down to low speed and beat in 2 cups powdered sugar and the cocoa powder.
  • Beat the rest of the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time alternating with 1 tablespoon of whipping cream in between.
  • Top each cupcake with a dollop of frosting and then dip each one in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Using a piping bag and a 1M icing tip, pipe remaining chocolate icing on top of the chocolate chip layer.
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