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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pumpkin Cream Cupcakes



Hello? Anyone still with me? I realize it has been months since I've posted an update, but I'm back now. I've had my baby girl - here she is - Caitlin Elise!



I'm still cooking, but not so good at photographing & posting what I'm making on my blog. I'll try harder to post more regularly. I've been reading other blogs all along, so I have been saving recipes to try and I'll admit, most of them are sweets.

No time to waste now. On with the post, before Caitlin wakes up!

I made some pumpkin cookies and brownies not long ago and had some leftover pumpkin to use. I needed a recipe that called for 1 cup of pumpkin. I chose these cupcakes and they turned out great. I threw in a really ripe banana, too - just because we had it and I didn't want to throw it away. The cupcakes are really soft and moist, not overly pumpkin-y, and they don't need frosting (yay, saved me more time).

Source: My Baking Heart

Ingredients:
1 pkg spiced cake mix
1 pkg (3.4 oz) jello vanilla instant pudding
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar (or 2 tbsp Splenda for Baking)
1 egg

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix and pumpkin; mix well. Spoon batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups.

Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Blend in sugar and egg; spoon over batter. Swirl gently with small spoon.

Bake 18-21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool before serving.

10 comments:

Hornedfroggy said...

They're fab, right? :) And Caitlin is absolutely precious... congrats!!

Mom2Be said...

She's adorable! Congrats!

madebymel said...

Welcome back! Your daughter is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! I hope your delivery went great! These cupcakes sound wonderful. Can't wait to read more of your updates:)

Nina said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! Welcome back to blogging!

mamakrystal said...

Ahhh, welcome back!!!!!! Caitlin is a cutie pa-tutie!!!!! Congrats mamacita!

Glad to see you blogging, we've missed you and can't wait to see more from you!

Stephanie said...

I can't tell what looks more delicious...Caitlin of the cupcakes??

lilhousewifecooks said...

those cupcakes look divine....Your daughter is sooo beautiful btw!

Lisa said...

SUPER CUTE! Many congrats to you and your family! I'm due in May and it feels like forever until our little one will be here.

ashley said...

congrats! she's a cutie!

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