Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes are moist and rich pumpkin cupcakes topped with a creamy chocolate frosting and chocolate chips.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Want to do some fall baking? You’ll definitely want to make these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes! These moist pumpkin cupcakes topped with a creamy chocolate frosting are rich and a little decadent but so good! The pumpkin helps ensure the cupcakes are moist. The combination of the chocolate chips with a little dark cocoa makes for a frosting that will please chocolate lovers. Here’s how to make them.

Equipment Needed To Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Ingredients Needed To Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup Hershey’s dark cocoa
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ½ cups mini chocolate chips
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Cupcake Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

Place the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and the cloves into a large bowl and whisk together.

Place the oil, brown sugar, and sugar into a second large bowl and beat together until combined.

Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.

Gradually beat in the pumpkin puree.

Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined.

Fold in the mini chocolate chips.

Scoop batter into the cupcake liners until they are about ¾ way full.

Bake in the oven for 21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Chocolate Frosting Instructions

Place the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, and heavy whipping cream into a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and beat together until combined and smooth.

Scoop 1 cup of frosting into the piping bag.

Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop some of the frosting out and place it on top of the cupcake.

Smooth slightly with a butterknife to make a mound of chocolate frosting.

Coat the frosting with the mini chocolate chips.

Pipe frosting on top of the chocolate chips.

Serve and enjoy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Samantha Donnelly October 14, 2020 - 11:47 am

There are so many pumpkin recipes about at the moment, I can see me doing a big batch baking day as want to try them all

Claire October 14, 2020 - 2:16 pm

I think it’s definitely time to give in and get some pumpkin baking on the go! They all looks so delicious x

Yeah Lifestyle October 15, 2020 - 10:25 am

Nothing like adding a bit of pumpking to make it feel more like Autumn. Would love to try out your pumpkin and chocolate cupcake recipe

r October 15, 2020 - 12:58 pm

Wow so many pumpkin recipes, but you had me at chocolate chip. I bet these flavours actually work really well together x

Bethan Taylor-Swaine October 15, 2020 - 7:03 pm

These sound delicious Val! Nothing like a little bit of pumpkin to see in the autumn, and they’d be perfect for a little halloween gathering!

Elizabeth Williams October 15, 2020 - 11:56 pm

These look delicious. Never thought of making pumpkin cupcakes before but got some pumpkins here and going to try this recipe.

What Mum Loves October 16, 2020 - 9:38 am

This is yet another scrumptious-looking recipe from you, Valerie. Your boys are lucky to have grown in a household with food this delicious.

Rebecca Smith October 16, 2020 - 12:45 pm

These cupcakes sound right up my street – perfectly autumnal and delicious! My kids would love these too

Kara Guppy October 20, 2020 - 3:41 pm

I would never have put pumpkin with chocolare chip, sounds like it works well though


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