Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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These easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes are made with a pumpkin spice cupcake that’s full of chocolate chips and topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting! It’s the perfect dessert recipe to cure your pumpkin craving this fall!

If you love pumpkin cupcakes as much as I do, you should try my Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Cupcakes and my Pumpkin Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting!

A Pumpkin Cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting, chocolate chips and chocolate drizzlePumpkin Cupcakes topped with frosting and chocolate chips on a white platter

These Pumpkin Cupcakes Are Perfect For Fall

Oh my goodness, it’s officially starting to get cold here and I’m simultaneously thrilled that it’s cooling down and terrified for the cold weather. It’s getting down into the 50s at night and in my world that’s quite chilly. We haven’t made the jump to turning on the heat since it’s still warm during the day so I’ve been piling on an extra blanket at night. That also means it’s chilly when I wake up in the mornings and it is quite the deterrent to getting out bed and out of the warmth.

I suppose the good thing about this time of year is that fall and the cooler weather means pumpkin flavored things are that much more appropriate – and it makes these cupcakes totally appropriate. Plus, they are so darn good.

I Love How Moist and Fluffy These Cupcakes Turned Out

I spent a good bit of time testing them to get them just right. I wanted to make sure they were plenty moist, dense enough that the chocolate chips didn’t sink to the bottom but also fluffy enough that they weren’t too dense. A tough balance but I’m SO happy with the finally result. I played around with the amount of butter, vegetable oil and milk and am pleased to say that these babies are delicious! I hope you love them as much as I did!

A pumpkin spice cupcake with chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting with a bite missingClose up of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting on a white platter

More Pumpkin Dessert Recipes You Might Like:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Layer Cake
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
Pumpkin Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake
Pumpkin Tiramisu Layer Cake
Caramel Pumpkin Spice Blondie Streusel Cheesecake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

These easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes are made with a pumpkin spice cupcake that’s full of chocolate chips and topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 21
  • Total Time: 46 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP CUPCAKES

  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp (75ml) milk, room temperature
  • 1 cup (108g) light brown sugar, unpacked
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp (179g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (233g) canned pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup (129g | 4.5oz) chocolate chips

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 8 oz (226g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (57g) butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups (460g) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Get the full recipe and instructions here.

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Enjoy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting