Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

These spooky cupcakes are perfect for your next Halloween party! Made with pumpkin and chocolate, they're delicious and easy to make.

what you'll need
  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 250 g sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 80 ml milk
  • 180 g pumpkin purée (canned or fresh)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300 g self raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp clove
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 360 g cream cheese
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 160 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • orange food colouring (gel)
  • icing eyes
View ingredients
step 1

Mix the butter and sugar in a mixer, on medium speed for 2 minutes, until you have a fluffy mixture.

step 2

Continue by adding the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree, and mix until everything is incorporated.

step 3

Finally add all solid materials, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, and continue mixing until you have a smooth mixture.

step 4

Add muffin liners to your muffin tray, fill each one with 2 tablespoons of the mixture (making sure more than half is filled) and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC (350ºF) for about 22 minutes.

step 5

Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to let cool completely (approx. 30 minutes).

step 6

Frosting: Use a stand mixer with the whisk attachment to mix on high speed the cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla extract, butter, salt and the food colouring until everything is combined (add food colouring gradually to make sure you have the colour you like).

step 7

Transfer the frosting into a piping bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. When ready, garnish your muffins and enjoy.

Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

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