Pumpkin chocolate cupcakes are sure to become your go-to dessert for the fall holidays. These rich chocolate cupcakes are made from scratch, and are super moist, thanks to the use of real pumpkin puree. The addition of fresh ginger brings warmth and a tingle to the tongue. The whipped chocolate gamache roses and candy corn pumpkins give an extra special touch to the top.
Pumpkin chocolate desserts are everywhere during fall, which I suppose makes these made-from-scratch pumpkin chocolate cupcakes rather iconic. Truthfully, a variation of this recipe is already posted on this site, but it isn’t a made from scratch recipe.
That chocolate ginger pumpkin cupcake recipe starts with a boxed cake mix. Sure, it’s a tasty cupcake, but those cupcakes don’t have any frosting on the top! What the heck was I thinking?! Obviously, a cupcake must have frosting on top, right? Merely sprinkling crushed gingersnap cookies onto pumpkin cupcakes makes them glorified muffins, not cupcakes.
I have a muffin recipe with the flavors of pumpkin, chocolate, and ginger, too. Sensing a theme for my pumpkin chocolate love here?
Anyway, I’m righting my wrongs with this pumpkin chocolate cupcakes recipe, making them from scratch, and topping them with whipped chocolate ganache.
If you prefer to use traditional chocolate buttercream frosting, by all means, do so. I’m just have a love affair with chocolate ganache, using it at every opportunity.
Frost the tops of the cupcakes in whatever way will cause the biggest smiles. I piped chocolate roses onto the pumpkin chocolate cupcakes, using a piping bag, large coupler, and a Wilton 2D tip. Another option for making roses would be to use a Wilton 1M tip. I bought my tips in a combo pack to save money.
Making roses out of the chocolate frosting couldn’t be any easier, so don’t let the gorgeousness of them intimidate you!
After you make these pumpkin chocolate cupcakes, please come back to let me know what you think of the recipe. Oh, and if you have questions or concerns about the recipe, feel free to contact me here.