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Pumpkin Mocha Cupcake

Tempting Pumpkin Mocha Cupcake Recipe

But First Desserts
You wouldn't probably think that a pumpkin mocha cupcake would be of interest due to the combination of flavors. You will be pleasantly surprised when you sink your teeth into this tempting dessert. If you want to take something different to your next festive gathering take these with you!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Additional Time 15 mins
Total Time 56 mins
Course Cupcakes
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 344 kcal

Equipment

  • large piping bag fitted with a star tip

Ingredients
  

Pumpkin Mocha Cupcake Ingredients.

Pumpkin Spice frosting ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 C shortening
  • 1 C canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 C powdered sugar

Decoration ingredients:

  • 2 Wilton fall sprinkles
  • 12-24 Candy Corn Pumpkins

Instructions
 

Cupcake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, pie spice, and salt until combined
  • Using a small bowl, combine the water, espresso powder, cocoa, and whisk until combined.
  • Using a standing mixer, cream together the sugar and butter.

    Beat in the eggs, oil, and vanilla until combined.
  • Alternating between the espresso mixture and flour mixture, gradually mix in both until combined.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake liners filling about 3/4 full.

    Bake in the oven for 21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow cooling completely on the counter before frosting.

Pumpkin Spice frosting Directions:

  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter and shortening until smooth.
  • Mix in the pumpkin puree and the pumpkin spice.
  • Gradually mix in the powdered sugar until combined.
  • Continue to mix until smooth and creamy and stiff.
  • Scoop 1 ½ C of frosting into a piping bag.

Decorating the cupcakes:

  • Pour the sprinkles into a bowl.
  • Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop some frosting onto the top of the cupcakes, and using a butter knife, smooth it into a thick disk.
  • Dip the frosting into the sprinkles and completely coat it.
  • Using the piping bag, pipe a dollop of frosting onto the center.
  • Place a candy pumpkin in the center.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 1gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 1923IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword caffe mocha, mocha, pumpkin cupcakes
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