Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Icing

Posted by Jen

Okay, these are AMAZING!  It is a MUST TRY recipe!!!  MMM.  Of course, 12 is not enough so I double it:)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Icing

Makes 12 cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/3 cup canola oil

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup soy milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips – I added almost 1 cup of chocolate chips

Cinnamon Icing (recipe below)



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin pan with cupcake liners (metal works better– would spray the muffin liners with cooking spray)

2. In a medium bowl, stir together pumpkin, oil, sugar, soy milk, and vanilla.  Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt.  Stir together with a fork– don’t use a handheld mixer, as it will make the batter gummy.  Once well combined, fold in the chocolate chips.

3. Fill liners two-thirds full.  Bake for 22 to 24 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack and let fully cool before icing.



Cinnamon Icing – I doubled the icing recipe

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons margarine, melted (can use benechol or other nonhydrogenated margerine)

1 tablespoon soy milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



1. Place sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Add the margarine, soy milk, and vanilla and stir with a fork until smooth.  Keep at room temperature until ready to use.  The mixture should look opaque and honey brown.  If it’s glistening a lot or looks too liquid, add a little extra powdered sugar.


To assemble:

1. Take a small plastic sandwich bag and cut out a tiny hole in one edge or fit a pastry bag with a small-holed decorating tip.  Fill the bag with icing and pipe it out Jackson Pollack-style onto the cupcakes.  You may also opt to pipe it in zig-zags, lines, or swirls.  Let the icing set at room temperature or refrigerated.

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