Pumpkin Spice Brownie Cupcakes

Making Pumpkin Spice Brownie Muffins

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Rich dark chocolate brownie batter is mixed with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, instant strong coffee and mini chocolate chips. While cupcakes are warm sprinkle with mini chocolate chips as a garnish. Serve in decorative cupcake liner.



1 cup mini chocolate chips, divided into 31/3 cups

3/4 cup butter

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup pumpkin puree- not pie filling- tested Libby’s

1 teaspoon instant coffee mixed with 1 teaspoon of water

1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry Ingredients

2/3 cup all purpose flour

4 tablespoons special dark cocoa

1 teaspoon ground pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line standard cupcake pan with 24 solid liners. Set aside.
  2. Measure dry ingredients and sift together, set aside in small bowl.
  3. In small saucepan, melt 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips with 3/4 cup butter until melted. Set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the eggs and sugar together with a whisk until thick and light yellow for 5 minutes. Add pumpkin puree, vanilla, and instant coffee. Add melted chocolate and mix until well combined.
  5. Fold in set aside flour, dark chocolate cocoa, pumpkin pie spice and salt into the brownie batter using a spatula until flour is incorporated into the brownie batter. Scrape down bottom and sides of bowl. Add additional 1/3 cup mini chips to batter. (the last 1/3 cup is used to sprinkle over baked cupcakes).
  6. Fill cupcake liners in pan 3/4 full of batter.
  7. Bake cupcakes for 17-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven, immediately while cakes are hot sprinkle with last 1/3 cup mini chips if desired.  Allow cupcakes to cool in pan to touch, then remove from cupcake pan.
  8. Serve in decorative cupcake liner.


  • Cupcakes are best eaten the day made.
  • To Freeze, when cool, place in ziplock baggies, 4 at a time, or large sealed container. Remove as needed, serve thawed at room temperature.
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  • Cupcake liners were found at Hobby Lobby, solid orange and decorative check Fall Seasonal Item