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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake with Cream cheese frosting(Eggless)- Halloween special

It is Halloween time of the year. Everywhere in the blog o sphere there are dishes with pumpkin. I wanted to bake a egg-less cupcake, and baked this chocolate pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting. The cake was soft , chocolate'y and not overly sweet. Perfect combination!! 

What are the ingredients needed?

For the cupcakes
All purpose Flour, 1 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder, 1/2 cup
Baking Soda, 1/2 teaspoon
Baking Powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon
Ground Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon
Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
Light Brown Sugar, 1 1/2 cup
Yogurt, 1/2 cup
Oil, 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract, 1 1/2 teaspoon
Pumpkin Puree, 1 cup
Milk, 1/4 cup

For cream cheese frosting
Cream cheese, 1  cup
Unsalted Butter, 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
Powdered Sugar, 3 Cups
Food Color(Orange), few drops 

How it is made?

The cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Prepare the cupcake pan by using cupcake liners.
  3. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  4. Mix the yogurt, sugar and oil together till they are well blended. Then add vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Now add the pumpkin puree and mix till they are fully incorporated. 
  7. Finally add 1/4 cup of milk and mix well.
  8. Pour this batter to the prepared cupcake pan and bake for 18-20 minutes till the fork inserted in the centre comes out clean.
For the cream cheese frosting
  1. With a electric mixer, mix well cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract. 
  2. As mixing keep adding the powdered sugar little by little till all the powdered sugar is incorporated and it is smooth.
  3. Let the frosting sit in the fridge for half an hour to one hour, then start frosting.

  1. Let the cupcakes cool completely, before applying the frosting.
  2. Fill the frosting bags and apply the frosting as desired.
  3. Cupcakes are ready to enjoy!

  1. The cupcakes tastes better when they are completely cooled. So have patience.
  2. Make sure all the ingredients are in room temperature.
  3. I got around 10 cupcakes. 


  1. Cupcakes look perfect soft and yummy...Nice presentation..:)

  2. so cute and lovely..loved the presentation!!

  3. Beautiful cuppies and lovely clicks

  4. very pretty - love the toppers - absolutely colorful :)

  5. Oooh.., the frosting looks awesome..

  6. superb recipe for halloween...gr8 presentatn

  7. beautifully done Divya and thanks for trying out this recipe, great to know you made it eggless dear :) love it. I am sure kutties enjoyed it a lot :D Love the clicks too beautiful

  8. What fun! I'm sure this was a hit with kids..

  9. looks tempting & delicious...mouthwatering!

  10. I'm sure the cupcake was yummy....

  11. i loved your presentation..especially colorful muffin...keep rocking..

  12. Super! And so well presented. Love the colourful paper cases!

  13. Delicious cupcake love it, You done very well and perfect.

  14. Just cant take my eyes from ur incredible cupcakes, fantabulous presentation.

  15. I love the way you decorated these and your pictures are excellent! They are so irresistible!

  16. spooky and delicious at the same time.

  17. Loved the liners as well the color of the frosting.they look cute Divya!

  18. Totally loved you cupcakes in those super cool liners!!

  19. Perfect for Halloween. Looks super cute

  20. A delicious Halloween Sweet Treat, everyone will enjoy these Pumpkin Cupcakes.


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