Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

When you think of Fall, what cupcake ideas come to mind? For me, pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes are the best!

I just enjoy all the wonderful desserts we can make with pumpkin during Fall. I even tried some pumpkin cookies this year. YUM!

Delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting

I just love the taste of pumpkin and chocolate together. It is a great combination, especially with the cream cheese frosting.

The good thing about this cupcake recipe? If you don’t want to frost them, you don’t even have to get out a stand mixer. You can do this all by hand, with a whisk!

The cupcakes are just as good without the frosting should you have someone who doesn’t like cream cheese. My husband dislikes cream cheese so I left him some without frosting.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting

The cream cheese frosting is very simple to make. You will need a stand mixer to beat all the ingredients together. You will also need a piping bag and a large decorating tip.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious Fall Treat: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1 can pumpkin puree 15 ounces
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and eggs until well blended.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture and whisk together until blended.
  • Whisk in the pumpkin puree until blended.
  • Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Place cupcake liners in your cupcake tin. Fill each cupcake liner until it is 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before adding frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese until well blended.
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Beat in vanilla until well blended.
  • Place in a piping bag and decorate your cupcakes. Add a few mini chocolate chips to garnish.


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 3239IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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  1. a bit too much sugar in it……

    1. Sorry you feel that way. Feel free to change the recipe so that it fits your need.

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