Pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes

Ingredients for 12 cupcakes:
- 150g sugar
- 150g flour
- 1 egg
- 60ml vegetable oil (or light olive oil)
- 50ml water
- 150g canned pumpkin puree
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
 ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground clove
 ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 100g chocolate chips
Cream cheese frosting:
- 250g cream cheese
- 120g butter (room temperature)
- 100g icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Pre-heat the oven to 175°C.

2. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and keep aside.

3. In another bowl, add the pumpkin puree, oil, egg, water and spices and mix using an electric mixer at medium speed.

4. Slowly start adding the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mix until all ingredients look completely incorporated.

5. Add the chocolate chips and fold in carefully with a spatula.

6. Put the paper moulds into the tray and then spread the mix evenly across.

7. Bake for around 25 minutes.

8. While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting.

9. Sift the icing sugar and whisk with the butter and the cream cheese.

10. Keep in the fridge until needed.

11. Allow the cupcakes to cool down completely and using a piping bag, top them with the frosting.

Bon app├ętit!

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