I got this recipe from www.skinnytaste.com . I'm making them again for Grant's Fall Festival/Masquerade Ball at school. I loved using the pumpkin puree in them. You really can't taste it and these cupcakes tasted decadent considering they were only a little over a 100 calories a cupcake.
I used both icings for the recipe combined on each cupcake as opposed to just one. If you know me by now, you know that I have to change something.
For the vanilla glaze:
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Combine pumpkin puree and water in a large bowl; mix to combine. Add chocolate pudding mix and mix well. Add chocolate cake mix and beat 2 minutes.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake about 25 - 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.
For the chocolate glaze: combine all dry ingredients, add vanilla and 1/2 tbsp milk, adding more 1/4 tsp at a time if needed until smooth. Add to a piping bag or use a zip lock bag and cut the corner off, drizzle onto cooled cupcakes.
For the vanilla glaze: Combine the butter, vanilla extract, and boiling water and beat for two minutes. Add confectioners sugar and continue to beat until pureed.