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The Ultimate Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

My Ultimate Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes are soft, fudgy and the perfect cupcake to treat your family and friends!

The Ultimate Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

I am so excited about these homemade cupcakes I developed last week. You may have been following on Instagram when I teased with these photos. There’s something so irresistible about melted chocolate right?! Can’t get enough of these!

Grab some cute bakery style boxes and surprise your family and friends this season with a ultra soft, chocolate-y cupcake!


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You start by beating some plain Greek 2% yogurt, coconut oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.

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Add a splash of vanilla.

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Pumpkin is up next! Love the vibrant color.

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Add your dry ingredients next!

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Some lovely cinnamon!

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Cocoa powder ๐Ÿ™‚

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Line 24 cupcake cups with your favorite liners. These are from Bake it Pretty.

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Fill your liners 1/2-3/4 full.

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Baked and lovely! Let cool completely.

The Ultimate Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Drizzle each cupcake with melted chocolate, see recipe below.

The Ultimate Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

I’m salivating.

The Ultimate Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes


The Ultimate Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

The Ultimate Chocolate Pumpkin CupcakesPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek 2% yogurt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (you can substitute vegetable or canola oil in it’s place)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree such as Libby’s
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the yogurt, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla until well combined. Stir in pumpkin and sugars, until combined. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon until combined.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, fill cupcake liners 3/4 way full of batter. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until baked through. Remove and let cool completely. To prepare drizzle, melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl or over a double boiler until smooth. Stir in coconut oil until shiny. Drizzle over each cooled cupcake before serving.

Makes 24 Servings

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  1. 1

    These look fabulous! Love, love, love!

  2. 2

    Those look so good! I am totally into the pumpkin and chocolate combo!

  3. 3
    Madison says:

    I love the combination of chocolate and pumpkin and cinnamon. It’s an ultimate spice/Chocolate-lover heaven! These are right up my alley.

  4. 4
    Amanda says:

    These sound SO good! I lovelovelove that flavor combination!

  5. 5

    These cupcakes look so good! They are simple too ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 6

    The babies would like to place an order. 5 hundred billion, please. Thanks.

  7. 7

    Pumpkin and chocolate! It doesn’t get much better than this.

  8. 8

    Chocolate and Pumpkin go together so wonderfully to me! Loving these cupcakes!

  9. 9

    Chocolate and pumpkin – a combination I will forever love!!

  10. 10

    Looks beautiful, Jenny! Looks like I need to add a baking day to my week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Marian says:

    They look SO delicious!!

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    Rachel says:

    Thank you for sharing this delicious looking, truly-homemade pumpkin cupcake recipe. My daughter and I will definitely be making some for her classmates next week!

  13. 13

    So chocolately and yummy looking!! Need!!

  14. 14
    Stephanie says:

    If only we had the technology to reach through the screen to grab a cupcake! I’ll have to make these soon!

  15. 15

    Oh these cupcakes look delightful… I need to try this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for sharing! I’m just learning about coconut oil… Can’t wait to see what it’s all about!

  16. 16
    marla says:

    Can I have a dozen of these for lunch today??

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    naomi says:

    I love good chocolate cupcake, the added pumpkin just makes this irrestible!

  18. 18

    I really really really! Like really badly need one of these now!

  19. 19

    Oh my! I definitely could go for this chocolate pumpkin combination!

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    Jessica says:

    These look and sounds so yummy (I’ve never tried a pumpkin-chocolate combo but have been wanting to) and I love that you’ve frosted them with a glaze rather than a thick buttercream. A question though…I can’t quite make out the size of the pumpkin puree…is it the 29oz size or the smaller one? I’m guessing the smaller one. Also, do you have a suggestion on what type of chocolate chips would taste best (milk, dark, semi-sweet)?

  21. 21

    yummy Jenny! I love chocolate and pumpkin together!!

  22. 22

    I love that deep, dark color to these cupcakes. The perfect canvas for all kinds of Halloween cupcake decorating! These look great, Jenny!

  23. 23

    Love the pumpkin + chocolate combo! These look fabulous, Jenny!

  24. 24
    Maria says:

    We are both on a pumpkin chocolate kick! Love it!

  25. 25

    Hi Jenny! I have recently discovered your website, I am enjoying reading it very much, it has great info! I hope we can begin to exchange some ideas! Thank you.

  26. 26
    Tieghan says:

    Gotta love chocolate and pumpkin!! These look to die for! They would be gone in second over here!

  27. 27
    Gaby says:

    what I would give for a dozen of these right now!

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    Deborah says:

    I love the chocolate and pumpkin combination!

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    Amanda says:

    I made these and they were amazing!! I added a cup of chocolate chips. They were so moist!

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    Mary says:

    These turned out just okay. I would not recommend the chocolate drizzle.. perhaps a different frosting? I like the idea of the health benefit (pumpkin), but not the best tasting for kids.

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    Paula B. says:

    looks delicious and super simple… I’ll have to replace the eggs with flaxseed and water bc of my son’s food allergies and the coconut oil bc I abhor coconut, and we’ll have cupcakes!!

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    Tracy says:

    Any suggestions for replacing the coconut oil? We have an allergy to coconut in our family, sadly, ,so can’t use that yummy healthy ingredient …

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    Natalie says:

    I have made these twice. I used fresh pumpkin puree (cooked day’s before). I made a English toffee frosting an it was a great marriage. Mu children bus driver is know requesting them.

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    Amallia says:

    wow, so delicious, chocolate and pumpkin…yummy cupcake. Could you give me some of it…please ๐Ÿ™‚

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