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Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Chocolate pumpkin cupcakes are a perfect treat for the fall. They’re traditional chocolate cupcakes with a touch of pumpkin and topped with a decadent icing perfect for the sweet tooth.

My favorite season is Fall. The beautiful colors, crisp air, and scents of fall are just something that no other season can beat for me. Yes, I absolutely LOVE the beach and summer vacations, but there is something about fall that I just can’t resist.

In the fall especially, baking is something that I love to do. The warm oven, and delicious fall treats are perfect. Cupcakes are a dessert and treat that the entire family can enjoy. Are you a pumpkin fan or apple fan for the main “fall flavor”? I’d have to vote pumpkin I think. However I do love me a delicious apple crisp!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a traditional chocolate cupcake with an addition of pumpkin before being baked to perfection and then topped with a delicious orange icing! These characteristics make them delicious and perfect for fall. Especially Halloween – a special treat that is black and orange!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

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What do I need to make Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes?

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Water
Ingredients needed for Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

What do I need to make the frosting?

  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Orange food coloring 
  • Chocolate or Black sprinkles

How do I make Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes?

Let’s start off by preheating our oven and getting the cupcake liners into your muffin tin!

The good news with this recipe is that you start with a boxed chocolate cake mix.

First, add that mix to a large bowl and then add in eggs, pumpkin and water.

Beat this mixture with a hand mixer until all is well combined.

Add the mixture into the cupcake pans and bake according to the box instructions.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool completely.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes
Yield: 24 cupcakes

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Prep Time: 24 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes 18 seconds
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 49 minutes 18 seconds

Traditional chocolate cupcakes with a delicious addition of pumpkin! These cupcakes are then baked and topped with orange icing and sprinkles. Perfect for Halloween.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
  • 1 1/4 cups water

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, pumpkin, and water.
    2. Beat for about 2 minutes until all is well combined.
    3. Spoon batter into lined cupcake pan and bake according to box instructions.
    4. Let cool and remove from the pan.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 16Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

This N That with Olivia, occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although thisnthatwitholivia.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

How do I make the frosting?

While the cupcakes are cooling, let’s make the frosting. Start off by adding the softened cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar into a medium bowl.

How to make icing

Using a hand mixer, beat until the frosting forms peaks and then add the vanilla and food coloring.

Ready to frost the cupcakes

Continue to beat until light and fluffy and the food coloring is mixed in well.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake Frosting
Yield: Frosting for 24 Cupcakes

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake Frosting

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This cream cheese frosting is easy to make, delicious and perfect for the Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • splash of vanilla
  • 4 drops orange food coloring
  • Black or orange sprinkles

Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar.
    2. Beat until frosting forms and add in vanilla and food coloring.
    3. Then continue to beat until light and fluffy and food coloring is mixed in well.
    4. Fill a piping bag or zip lock bag with the frosting.
    5. Pipe the frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
    6. Top with sprinkles.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

This N That with Olivia, occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although thisnthatwitholivia.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

How do I add the frosting to the cupcakes?

Make sure your cupcakes are completely cooled before you add the frosting on, it will be much easier.

Grab your piping bag and choose the piping tip of your choice. Add the frosting into your bag and pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

Now, simply top with sprinkles.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

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