Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pumkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yummers! Want your kids to sit and talk... make these! They are fantastic after school treats!

Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 C Sugar
1/4 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C Applesauce
2 Eggs
1 1/4 C Pumpkin (
1/4 C Heavy Cream (or milk)
1 1/2 C Flour
3/4 tea Baking Powder
1/2 tea Baking Soda
1/4 tea Ground Cloves
3/4 tea Cinnamon (heaping)
1/4 tea Salt
1/4 tea Nutmeg
Pinch of Ginger

Mix Sugar, Eggs, Applesauce and cream together. Add flour, soda, b.powder, spices and salt. When smooth add pumpkin and blend until creamy.

Preheat oven 400. Grease mini muffin tin, bake 12-15 minutes. Bake 20 min for regular sized muffins.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 Stick barely browned butter - heat in microwave 2 minutes - Let cool and begin to set again
8 Oz Cream Cheese - soft
1 Tlb Cream
Powdered Sugar
1/4 tea Vanilla
Dash of Cinnamon

Blend well and chill if necessary until set. Blend again when ready to ice muffins.

*** Variation
Omit the Cream Cheese Frosting and add Chocolate Chips... or do both, either way they are fantastic.

NOTE: if you are splitting the batch and making 1/2 with frosting and 1/2 with chocolate chips then make 1/2 the frosting. Any remaining frosting can be used for other yummy projects.

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