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Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Recipe

Halloween is such a fun time of year with all of the costumes, decorations and goodies to be enjoyed! If you are looking to add something sweet to the holiday offerings without bringing any extra spook to the table, you are going to love this pumpkin patch cupcake recipe! These chocolate Halloween cupcakes are easy to make and so delicious!

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Pumpkin Patch Cupcake

I love a good homemade chocolate cupcake! This Pumpkin Patch Cupcake is the perfect treat for any holiday. This easy halloween cupcake recipe is a must to make for Halloween because decorating them is so easy! You will love the way they turn out and you won’t have to spend all day in the kitchen preparing them. Take them to a classroom party, or offer to friends when they stop by for a treat on Halloween night.

Homemade Halloween cupcake and Frosting

This pumpkin patch cupcake is homemade, and you will find that you probably have all of the ingredients you need to make it in your pantry. There is nothing like a homemade halloween cupcake, but if you have a box mix and limited time, no one will be wiser!

The frosting is also homemade, and this is such a good and easy recipe that it is well worth the efforts for all of that light fluffy vanilla frosting! This recipe for homemade frosting beats any pre-packed frosting, any day!

Easy halloween cupcake decoration

When you are done frosting the halloween cupcake like a grass patch, add a candy pumpkin in the centre to make it look like a pumpkin patch.

Easy to make halloween treats

If you are looking for more Halloween treats, check out some of my other Halloween goodies.

  1. Halloween Marshmallow Witches
  2. Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites
  3. 3 Easy Halloween Snacks – Fun Recipes For Kids
  4. 25 Super Cute Halloween Snacks!
  5. 25 Halloween Cupcakes Your Friends Will Love!

Pumpkin Patch Cupcake

This easy Halloween cupcake recipe is sure to be a hit with the kids because it brings a moist and tasty cupcake, that is piled with fluffy frosting and a classic fall treat, the candy pumpkin together! Who wouldn’t love a cupcake with a candy bonus on top?

Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temp
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water

Ingredients for vanilla frosting: Halloween cupcake icing

  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 4 + cup powder sugar
  • 4 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla
  • Gel food colouring

Topping Decoration

  • 1 candy pumpkin in the centre of each cupcake

How do you make chocolate cupcakes from scratch

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  2. Whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla in a bowl. Add this to the dry ingredients beating on medium until the batter is smooth.
  4. Gradually add the boiling water, milk and oil and blend together until the batter is smooth.
  5. Using a medium scoop fill the paper lined cupcake tins with the prepared batter.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to slightly cool before transferring to wire racks.

Halloween cupcake icing

  1. Cream the butter, vanilla, and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  2. If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  3. Add several drops of the green gel food colouring. Mix well to blend the colours.
  4. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then add more powder sugar 1/2 cup at a time and mix well.
  5. Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  6. If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
  7. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  8. Instead of holding the pastry bag and tip to the side hold it straight up pointing the tip down to the cupcake making the frosting look like grass.
  9. Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the centre of the cupcake.
  10. You can add a candy pumpkin in the centre of the grass patch (centre of the frosting).
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Pumpkin Patch Cupcake

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Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Recipe

Lyne Proulx
Your kids will just love this Pumpkin Patch Cupcake recipe for Halloween! They are easy to decorate and taste so yummy!
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Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Frosting 15 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 634 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Muffin pan
  • Paper liners
  • Pastry bag with a large star tip

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • 2 Cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cup flour
  • 3/4 Cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs room temp
  • 1 Cup whole milk room temp
  • 1/2 Cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Cup boiling water

Vanilla Frosting

    Frosting Ingredients

    • 1 Cup soft unsalted butter
    • 4 cup powder sugar add more if needed
    • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
    • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla
    • Grass Green gel food colouring
    • 12 pumpkin candy

    Instructions
     

    Chocolate Cupcake Directions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
    • Whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
    • Combine the eggs,milk, oil and vanilla in a bowl. Add this to the dry ingredients beating on medium until the batter is smooth.
    • Gradually add the boiling water, milk and oil and blend together until the batter is smooth.
    • Using a medium scoop fill the paper lined cupcake tins with the prepared batter.
    • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    • Allow to slightly cool before transferring to wire racks.

    Frosting Directions

    • Cream the butter, vanilla, and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
    • If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
    • Add several drops of the green gel food colouring. Mix well to blend the colours.
    • Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then add more powder sugar 1/2 Cup at a time and mix well.
    • Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
    • If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
    • Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
    • Instead of holding the pastry bag and tip to the side hold it straight up pointing the tip down to the cupcake making the frosting look like grass.
    • Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
    • You can add an candy pumpkin in the center of the grass patch (center of the frosting).

    Nutrition

    Calories: 634kcalCarbohydrates: 94gProtein: 5gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 352mgPotassium: 151mgFiber: 2gSugar: 76gVitamin A: 619IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 2mg
    Keyword chocolate cupcakes, cupcake recipe, cupcakes, Halloween cupcake, Halloween dessert, pumpkin patch cupcake
    Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
    Lyne Proulx
    Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
    Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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    1. These cupcakes look perfect for Halloween and a party we are having for the kids soon.They will love the.Thank you for this post.

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