Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe + FREE ebook

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting


Yields: 24 cupcakes
 2 cups all-purpose flour
 1 tablespoon baking powder
 2 teaspoons baking soda
 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
 ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
 ½ teaspoon ground ginger
 ¼ teaspoon salt
 ¾ cup vegetable oil
 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
 1 cup granulated sugar
 ¾ cup light brown sugar
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 3 large eggs
 1 ¾ cups canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
For the Chocolate Ganache:
 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
 3/4 cup chopped pecans, for topping

For the Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting:
 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
 ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1/8 teaspoon salt
 4 cups powdered sugar
 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
 In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt, set aside.
 In a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, combine vegetable oil, applesauce, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and stir until combine.
 Stir in pumpkin puree and buttermilk and stir until well combined. Slowly add dry ingredients.
 Stir until no longer lumpy about 1 – 2 minutes.
 Pour about 1/4 cup mixture into buttered muffin cups or paper lined muffin cups and bake 20 – 23 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
 Let muffins cool 5 minutes in muffin tin. Remove to a wire rack and let cool 30 minutes.
For the Chocolate Ganache:
1. Place chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl, set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring whipping cream just to a boil. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.
2. Spoon 1 teaspoon ganache over each cooled cupcake and spread near edges, allow to cool. Meanwhile make spiced cream cheese frosting.
For the Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting:

1. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, whip together cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
2. Add vanilla, salt, powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and whip until smooth and fluffy.
3. Pipe cream cheese frosting over cooled chocolate ganache covered cupcakes and sprinkle cupcakes with chopped pecans.

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  1. Sounds SO good!!