Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Orange Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

GOODLIFE EATS
24Ingredients
65Minutes
Calories

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa (good-quality)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg (fresh-)
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 14 1/2 ounces pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • cream cheese frosting (Orange, recipe follows)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree (reserved from the cake recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange food coloring (optional)
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