Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting @createdbydiane

Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate and pumpkin are two great flavors that go really well together,

add on pumpkin cream cheese frosting and it’s a win-win!

I love Fall, pumpkin and all that goes along with Halloween.

Having fun dressing up and the silly fun that follows.

This year, I am a little behind though, as I just realized I don’t have costumes picked out. Believe me I did think about it for 2 seconds and there was that day that I took the kids to the store and they looked and looked, but didn’t find THE costume.

Now that Halloween is only a few days away, I guess I should really put my thinking cap on and decide what I’m going to be and help the kids pinpoint what they want to be and then there is my husband, yes he does dress up when I make him. I secretly think he enjoys it but doesn’t want to hear about it until we are almost out the door, so I usually have a back up plan of something easy for him to dress as.

This delicious frosting is a combination between pumpkin and cheesecake and is rich and delicious and is bound to become your new favorite frosting.

Be sure to check out my

it's pumpkin season, jump on board createdbydiane.com Pumpkin Frosted Cupcakes

This year, no.

Do you dress up?

Are you all ready?

Am I the only one that didn’t prepare in advance? Ok panic is setting in and I need to decide, help me what should my husband and I dress up as, what costumes have worked best for you? Really I’m desperate, I NEED HELP!

While you’re thinking of costumes I’ll tell you all about these easy and delicious cupcakes.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes (with chocolate chips) Printable Recipe 

or make my homemade chocolate cupcake recipe

1 box German Chocolate Cake mix 3 eggs 1/2 cup butter 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 1/4 cups milk 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 cup mini chocolate chips Place cake mix, room temperature butter, eggs and milk, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice into mixing bowl and mix on medium speed for two minutes, scrape down sides after one minute. Stir in chocolate chips.

Use a large scoop (3 Tablespoon size) it helps them to all come out in a uniform shape, into your lined cupcake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool completely.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting 4 oz cream cheese 1/2 cup butter 5 cups powdered sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 3 Tablespoons milk/cream. Add pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract.

Beat cream cheese and sugar then add powdered sugar pumpkin pie spice and milk and mix until fully blended together and fluffy.

Remove 4 Tablespoons frosting for the stems, add two drops of Americolor Avocado for the green. Add a drop of Orange Americolor coloring to the remaining frosting

I placed the orange frosting in a piping bag with a #2D tip and started piping the pumpkins. Begin at the top of each cupcakes and pipe down three lines one on each outer edge and one down the center.

Then pipe two additional lines in the spaces in between the other three. Apply the green stems with tip #66.

It’s a pumpkin patch of cupcakes!

    Don’t forget to tell me all about what costumes you think we should wear.

 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

rich and creamy with a warm delicious flavor of pumpkin and spices that are perfect for any item of year, especially fall.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or more if desired
  • 3 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • orange and avocado food coloring

Instructions

  • Beat butter with cream cheese, until light and smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar, milk/cream vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Mix until fully blended together and fluffy.
  • Remove 2-4 tablespoons of the frosting to tint it green with a drop of the avocado color.
  • Add some orange to the large portion to achieve the desired orange color, I use a small amount and add some vanilla extract which is brown and gives it a soft orange pumpkin color.
  • Place frosting into a piping bag and decorate.
  • I placed the orange frosting in a piping bag with a #2D tip and started piping the pumpkins. Begin at the top of each cupcake and pipe down three lines one on each outer edge and one down the center.
  • Then pipe two additional lines in the spaces in between the other three. Apply the green stems with tip #66.

 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting @createdbydiane

34 Comments

  1. That’s so awesome looking!. You’re very talented!

    At first I thought it was 3D and a round ball, but after scrolling down further, I see it’s not.

    As for costumes for you and your husband, how about a hot dog and a bun, or how about a chocolate bar and a jar of peanut butter? Just the first couple things that came to mind.

    1. Great costume ideas, I actually have a Hershey Bar Costume, so all I’d need to do is make the peanut butter! Thanks

    1. You can try to rest your elbow or arm on the counter to steady you hand, or hold you wrist with opposite hand ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I just love how you frosted these cupcakes! I never would have thought to them the way you did. They look great.

  3. I love this cute cupcake recipe! I am so not into the whole “gore” side of halloween cooking, but these adorable little treats are a sure hit ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx

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