Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

 

So, do I have you drooling yet? Simply put, these are by far the best fall cupcake! I keep seeing all these pumpkin cupcake recipes popping up everywhere b

What you will need

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup light brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 large eggs

1 3/4 cups canned unsweetened pumpkin puree

1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk

1 recipe Thick Chocolate Ganache , recipe follows

1 recipe Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting , recipe follows

3/4 cup chopped pecans

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

8 oz cream cheese , softened

1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened

1 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp salt

4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

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