Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s time to whip up a batch of these pumpkin cupcakes with chocolate frosting to get into the holiday mood!

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Yield: 18 cupcakes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter
  2. 3⁄4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  3. 1⁄4 cup sugar
  4. 4 large eggs
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  9. 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
  11. 2 cups pumpkin purée
  12. 1 recipe Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add brown sugar and sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ginger. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating to combine. Add pumpkin, beating well. Divide batter among prepared pans.
  4. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool in pans for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Pipe or spread Chocolate Frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Store in an airtight container.
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chocolate frosting
Yield: approximately 3 cups
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 cup mildly sweet milk-chocolate morsels, such as Hershey’s Special Dark
  3. 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  5. 2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. In a microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate morsels on High, in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted, approximately 1 minute total. Add chocolate to butter, beating well. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and cream to butter mixture. Add cocoa powder, beating well.
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