Pumpkin Cupcakes with Frosting Recipe

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Frosting Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Cupcakes with Frosting

These moist and fluffy pumpkin cupcakes makes for a decadent treat, packed with sweet chocolate chips inside and dark chocolate frosting on top.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 18 minutes
Total: 43 minutes



For Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes:

  • cupsall-purpose flour,spooned and leveled
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • tspground cinnamon
  • 1tsppumpkin pie spice
  • cupdark brown sugar,packed
  • 2large eggs
  • 1cuppure pumpkin puree
  • ½cupvegetable oil
  • cupmilk
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • ½cupmini chocolate chips

For Dark Chocolate Frosting:

  • cupsconfectioners’ sugar
  • cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6tbspunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • 6tbspheavy cream
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 12-count muffin pans with non-stick spray or line with cupcake liners. Set aside.


  1. In a large bowl, toss the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice together until combined. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the brown sugar and eggs together until combined. Add the pumpkin, oil, milk, and vanilla until combined.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix the batter. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  4. Spoon the batter evenly into 14 cups; fill the unused cups one-third full with water to prevent warping.

  5. Bake for 17 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.


  1. Sift together the confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder to assure there are no lumps. Set aside.

  2. With a handheld stand mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until fluffy for about 2 minutes. Gradually add the sifted sugar-cocoa powder mix alternately with the heavy cream and vanilla.

  3. Beat on low speed after each addition. Add more powdered sugar if the frosting is too dark. Add a pinch of salt if the frosting is too sweet.

  4. Frost the cooled cupcakes, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cover the frosted cupcakes and store them at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • Calories: 383.54kcal
  • Fat: 18.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.24g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.45g
  • Fiber: 2.83g
  • Sugar: 36.04g
  • Protein: 4.28g
  • Cholesterol: 50.24mg
  • Sodium: 224.67mg
  • Calcium: 71.52mg
  • Potassium: 151.57mg
  • Iron: 1.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 218.36µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.86mg
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