Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Confession time.  I only made these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins because the house was FREEZING! I did not want to turn the furnace on so I turned the oven on instead.  My children weren’t thrilled about the furnace not being on, but they loved the yummy result of my frugalness. ;-)

With it being fall (or almost anyway), the pumpkin and apple recipes are going wild at my house.  I really think I enjoy fall decorations more than I enjoy Christmas decorations.  I certainly appreciate the flavors of fall more.  Cookouts, apple cider, pumpkin farms and apple orchards; fall is my favorite season.  In light of that, what better recipe to warm my house up with then pumpkin muffins?  Of course, what goes better with pumpkin flavor than cream cheese?  Also, why not make something the children can eat for breakfast and take in their lunches the next several days?  Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins were the obvious choice.

Something I will confess I failed on was adding the oil to the recipe.  I almost ALWAYS add applesauce in place of the oil.  Midway from pouring the oil, I realized my mistake but by then it was too late.  Adding applesauce can sometimes make recipes extremely moist, however, I found in pumpkin recipes, it tends to be okay.  As an added bonus, if you add applesauce, you get extra cinnamon in the recipe.  NEVER a bad thing. :-)

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (16 oz) can pumpkin
  • 1 cup oil (you can substitute applesauce)
  • 3 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • For The Cream Cheese Fillling
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Mix all muffins ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well.
  • Place 1 Tablespoon batter in bottom of greased muffin tin.
  • Place 1 tsp cream cheese mixture on top of batter.
  • Scoop 1 Tablespoon batter on top of pumpkin batter.
  • Repeat until batter is gone.
  • Bake at 350* for 20 minutes or until muffin tests done.
  • For The Cream Cheese Filling
  • Mix softened cream cheese with powdered sugar with a hand mixer.
  • Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until filling is desired thickness (you don't want it to be runny).
  • Mix in vanilla.
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Pumpkin Cream Pie

Pumpkin Cream Pie

Do you know those oatmeal cream pies you can buy at the store?  We hardly ever get them, except when we go on vacation.  The hubby enjoys them as a treat so I will pick up a box when we are heading out of town.  Thanks to my new Whoopie Pie pan, I am trying to come up with different recipes to go make in it.  As I was thinking of all the pumpkin recipes I see popping up around the web, it hit me: why not make something pumpkin in the pans.  Then I thought of the oatmeal cream pies.  Then I thought of combining the two.  Pumpkin Cream Pies.  Genius, I know.  ;-)

(You know, my children were watching a DVD of The Brady Bunch when I put this idea together.  Maybe Alice inspired me.)

The pumpkin pie part of this recipe is extremely healthy.  Well, not as healthy as eating a carrot, but stick with me here.  There isn’t any eggs, oil or butter in the batter.  This recipe uses a cake mix for the base.  The cream cheese frosting leaves a little health to be desired, but you won’t mind as you take a bite into this soft, flavorful dessert.

These pumpkin cream pies will freeze great, would be great as a dessert for a fall cookout and impress any and all guests.  The simplicity will please you.  The taste of the pumpkin mixed with the cream cheese is a classic flavoring.  Can’t be wrong.  Just can’t.

pumpkin cream pie

Pumpkin Cream Pie

A delicious pumpkin treat with a creamy filling.

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • For The Cream Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Mix together cake mix, applesauce, cinnamon and pumpkin in a large bowl.
  • Take a small scoop and scoop about a tablespoon of batter onto the sprayed whoopie pan.
  • Repeat until all cups are full.
  • Smooth out batter with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake for 7 minutes or until done (firm to the touch)
  • Set aside to cool.
  • For The Cream Filling
  • Using a mixer, blend the cream cheese and butter together until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar. Mix well.
  • Add the vanilla. Blend.
  • Spread the filling on a cooled pumpkin pie. Place another pumpkin pie on top.
  • Serve.
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Double Chocolate Blondie

Double Chocolate Blondie

You see that Double Chocolate Blondie on the right?  Well, it wasn’t cut square, was it?  It was cut slightly at an angle.  Why?  I would guess the hungry vultures where swarming around again. :-)

“Mom, can I have one?” “Let me take a picture, I’ll hurry!”  Oh, the life of a recipe blogger.

Cut square or not, these Double Chocolate Blondies are easy to make.  They are made from a cake mix with only a few ingredients.  Blondies are so versatile.  You can add whatever you want with whatever you have and get a delicious dessert.  (Well, with most ingredients.) ;-)

I was inspired to make these when I thought of my mother-in-law’s Gooey Butter Cake.  (And of course, my appreciation with cake mix recipes didn’t hurt either!)  I enjoy a recipe with few ingredients using items I already have on hand.  I was done with these chocolate blondies in minutes.

I didn’t need to add the chocolate chips to the batter, but I figured, why not?  I mean, really, why not.  Nobody will mind.  I think peanut butter chips would work delightfully well too. :-)

Double Chocolate Blondie

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Mix the first three ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Slowly add the milk while stirring until a thick dough forms. (You may not use all the milk)
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spray a 9x13 cake pan with non-stick spray.
  • Spread batter into pan evenly.
  • Bake in a 350* oven for 15 minutes or until done.
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How To Make An Olaf Birthday Cake

How To Make An Olaf Cake

Cake: Olaf Relaxing In The Summer Sun Birthday Cake

Contributor: Jessica of Sweetwater Cakes

This is a two layered vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream filling and vanilla buttercream frosting.  Decorated with a handmade Olaf, sunscreen bottle, and beachball using fondant. Sugar snowflakes on the side of the cake.  The sand is graham cracker crumbs (with the number 6 drawn in the sand for the age of the birthday girl).

You can find the recipe for buttercream frosting here and fondant here.

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