These Chocolate Stuffed Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting are a mouthful to say, but oh my goodness they are a DELICIOUS mouthful!
I’m sharing the recipe for these perfectly chocolate with a touch of fall cupcakes with you to celebrate my husband’s birthday which is tomorrow. Before we faceplant into these cupcakes I have a bit of a rant and it involves rude, loud, and inconsiderate neighbors. Do you have any neighbors like this? Are you familiar with how it feels to be rudely jolted awake at midnight by the obnoxious sound of your drunk neighbor laughing, cussing, and hollering like he is the only person within a mile of his house. What could be more annoying than this? Oh how about when his equally rude and drunk wife joins in. This isn’t the first time we have had this type of incident with these neighbors, but this time it was over the top, made me yell out the window, almost called the police, even another neighbor was yelling at them, ANNOYING! It’s not like these people are in college, they are probably in their 40’s, but yet they act like they are living in a frat house. It’s times like this and people like them that make me crave sweets. Let’s just say that I was seriously wishing that I had one of these Chocolate Stuffed Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting sitting in the fridge. I know that reaching for a cupcake isn’t the best answer when it comes to calming yourself down, but in this case it was all I wanted. I’m sorry to have to unload on you like this, but it was bothering me all day Sunday and I had to get it off my chest, feel free to share any of your annoying neighbor stories with me if you have any!
Moving on to to things that make me happy, Chocolate Stuffed Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting, and things to celebrate, my husband’s birthday! Last year for his birthday I was laying in the hospital unable to do anything to make the day special for him. This year to make up for it I plan to make him a birthday dinner of his choice followed by dessert, of course! Since my husband enjoyed these cupcakes so much the first time I made them, they may have to make a second appearance tomorrow.
While these cupcakes aren’t diet food by any means, I did make some healthier substitutions to lessen the guilt of the two I shoved in my mouth as soon as I finished taking the photos. I made them using part whole wheat flour, replaced some of the oil with pumpkin puree, and used light cream cheese in place of full fat. The cupcakes are moist and chocolatey topped with the sweet pumpkin spiced frosting. As if that wasn’t good enough on it’s own, you get the unexpected mouthful of pumpkin cheesecake stuffed in the middle. OVER-THE-TOP! These cupcakes are not only a great birthday dessert, but also a fun and festive halloween treat for the kids or yourself!
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