Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Halloween Dessert

For a few weeks I've been brainstorming about a perfect dessert for Halloween. I knew I wanted something chocolate. I was originally leaning towards a chocolate orange cupcake with orange frosting to keep with the colors of Halloween. But then I thought about not only keeping with the colors, but also with the flavors of fall. I came up with a chocolate cupcake with pumpkin cream cheese frosting. In all honesty, these are probably the second best cupcakes I've ever made; second to my birthday tiramisu cupcakes. The recipe for the cake comes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. The recipe can be found here online. The chocolate cake itself is incredibly moist and delicious. It's even better with my pumpkin cream cheese frosting.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (or Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese), softened
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Red and yellow food coloring (optional)
Cream together ingredients. If you want a more orange hue, add about 3 drops of red and one drop of yellow food coloring. Spread on cupcakes. This is enough frosting for 12 cupcakes. Happy Halloween!


  1. This looks yummy! I've never cooked with pumpkin before but I'm going to soon!! Hopefully my pumpkin dessert will look as yummy and moist as yours! :)

  2. i had never cooked with pumpkin before either, but these turned out beautifully.