Desserts

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

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These cupcakes are guaranteed to make you a rolly, polly, jolly ol’ soul (BTW did you know we are only 68 days away from Christmas?!) I didn’t originally plan to take my pictures on the piggy cutting board, but after I did, I literally chuckled out loud at the irony. But if there was a reason to get all jolly, these cupcakes are where it’s at. It’s a double chocolate meets pumpkin explosion with the added benefits of a spiced cream cheese frosting. Now that’s a party I want to get invited to.

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For the cupcakes
1 1/2 cups cake flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (15 oz. can)
1 tsp white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups demerara sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup mini chocolate chips

For the frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners or get out your silicone molds. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda & salt together; set aside. In a separate bowl, stir...
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Nutritions

Calories
333

Sodium
405mg
16% DV

Fat
16g
25% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
40g
13% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

This crispy fried chicken sandwich recipe is better than Chik-Fil-A, Popeye's or McDonald's! The chicken breast is brined in pickle juice, breaded with flavorful seasonings, fried until golden brown, and then piled on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. Serve the sandwich with a side of waffle fries and homemade Chik-Fil-A sauce for dipping!

4 chicken cutlets
1/2 c milk
1/2 c dill pickle juice
2 c all purpose flour
2 T confectioners sugar
2 t baking powder
2 t paprika
2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1 egg
oil ( for frying )
4 sandwich buns ( buttered and griddled )
Optional for serving ( lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, pickles )
Chik-Fil-A Sauce:
1/2 c mayonnaise
2 T barbecue sauce
1 T honey
2 t prepared yellow mustard
1 t lemon juice
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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and pickle juice.
  • Add the chicken to the milk mixture and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to (but...
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Nutritions

Calories
631

Sodium
1717mg
71% DV

Fat
4g
6% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
127g
43% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV