Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream are a delicious new way to enjoy pumpkin desserts this holiday season! Great for Halloween and fall parties!
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Chocolate, pumpkin, and salted caramel… oh my!
This trifecta of flavors is simply spectacular in these fun cupcakes. The salted caramel is really what takes these cupcakes to the next level. I just love the salty and sweet combination! It keeps the frosting from becoming too sweet and balances the warm pumpkin and rich chocolate so beautifully!
Admittedly, I am not a fan of candy corn. It looks so cute and festive…but it kind of just tastes like sugary wax to me!
However, it is adorable and makes the perfect little toppers for these cupcakes – especially if they are being served at a Halloween or fall party! (And they’re easy to pick off for those of us who won’t eat them, lol!)
This week our twins have a field trip to a pumpkin patch that has lots of fun activities – they are super excited!
We are hoping to go out and get pumpkins for everyone in the next few days and do some carving! One of my sons really wants to roast the pumpkin seeds too. Maybe we will experiment with a few different kinds and see what they all think!
This week was also our boys birthday! He turned 3 and really wanted an emoji cake. I always let the kids choose what kind of cake they want, and they usually want to help make it, but I never let them see me frost or decorate them.
One of my favorite things is the look of surprise on their cute faces when they see their cake for the first time. Just look at him!
I’ll be the first to tell you, I am not an expert cake decorator (so don’t look too closely, haha!), but my kids always love their cakes and that’s all I care about. As long as it tastes good and my kids are happy – I’m happy too!
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