Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Muffins

Oh how I LOVE Pumpkin!
I am one of those who does NOT wait for Fall Season
to bake with pumpkin. I bake pumpkin treats year around.
I have my favorite recipes I make often, so I wanted
to start thinking up new pumpkin treats. 
I also wanted to make a treat that used Nutmeg in it.

THESE are the creation I came up with.
 I had a hard time deciding if they are a muffin or a cupcake.
I think I am safe to say they could be either.
They are so moist with just the perfect blend of pumpkin and spice.
Another favorite to add to the "make again" file.

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Muffin's
1 Spice Cake Mix
1/3 C. Apple Sauce (or oil)
1 C. Water
4 Egg's
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1(3.4 oz) Vanilla Instant Pudding mix
1 C. Pumpkin
1(8oz.) Cream Cheese - softened
2/3 C. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat Oven to 350
In a mixing bowl add: water, applesauce, nutmeg,
cake mix, pudding mix, pumpkin and (3) eggs.
Beat on low until mixed, then beat on high until smooth.
About 2 minutes.
In another bowl add the softened cream cheese,
sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Place cupcake liners into muffin pans, 
lightly spraying them with Pam.
Scoop the pumpkin batter into each liner 3/4 full.
Taking the cream cheese mixture place a spoon 
full into the center of the batter.
Bake for 23 minutes.
Let cool on wire rack.
**I had also made a spiced Cool whip topping to
dollop on top of each muffin. (8 oz. thawed cool whip
and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg fold together) As you can see
from the photo's I totally forgot to add it on top.
Until after I opened the fridge and saw it....then
looked back to see that the muffins were almost
all gone.I had given some to my hubby's coworkers
and I had even shared with the neighbors. 
So please let me know how the spiced topping taste's
if yours last long enough to frost! (lol)

Spice up your life!,

1 comment:

Erin said...

I love using spice cake mix with pumpkin - makes for very yummy treats! These muffins look so good!

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