Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

So is anybody ready for the fall like I am? I am so ready for cooler weather and ready to have this baby althought I still have 3 months to go. Yesterday the kids and I decided to make something with Pumpkin in it to get us ready for the fall. I found this recipe over at My Kitchen Cafe and I knew I had to try them out. These were so yummy!! If you like things with pumpkin in them you must give these a try. They are definitely worth it!!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins adapted from My kitchen Cafe
3 cups flour
1 T. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree

For Filling:
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 cup powdered sugar

For Streusel:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
4 T. cold butter, cut into cubes
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

To prepare the filling, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar and whip until smooth. Form into a log on plastic wrap or foil sprayed with cooking spray. Make sure that the diameter is small enough to fit into the well of a muffin pan. Wrap the log up tightly and freeze until hardened, about 1-2 hours.

To make the muffins, mix the eggs, oil, sugars, and pumpkin puree until well combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

To make the streusel, combine all the ingrediesnt and mix with two forks or a pastry blender until crumbly.

Preheat oven to 350. Line two muffin pans with paper liners and spray with cooking spray. Fill each muffin well 1/3 of the way with batter. Slice the cream cheese log into pieces and place a slice on the top of the batter in the muffin well and gently press down a little. Divide the remaining batter evenly among the muffins tins and place on top of the cream cheese slice. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel topping. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs on it. Let cool then eat. The recipe says it make 24 muffins but mine made 24 regular sized ones and 6 large ones!!


Tami said...

We LOVE pumpkin desserts! I cannot wait to give these a try. They look delicious! YUM!

Liz said...

um, seriously, going to go make these right now. they look so very very yummy!