Wednesday, October 13, 2010

4 Moist Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these amazing muffins on Monday night for a Tuesday morning meeting (that ended up not happening)! So after my kids took a little pop quiz (aren't I mean!?) I sent my cute kids on a mission spreading pumpkin, spice, and cream cheese "cheer" all over the school! The reviews were that the muffins were HEAVENLY! Normally, I would just wait until lunch to share my pumpkin goodness BUT once a month our AMAZING PTA provides a "themed" lunch for us! This was just half of the precious fall decorations! The picture doesn't do it justice! 
Our moms are incredible! After every PTA or parent meeting the leftovers are taken to our teacher's lounge, so we literally have food in the teacher's lounge at least once a week! Basically, we are SPOILED!

Back to the amazing pumpkin muffins! My suggestion is the pumpkin muffins are good. . . BUT ADD THE CREAM CHEESE ICING AND THEY GO FROM GOOD TO AHHHHH-MAZING! Enjoy this perfect fall breakfast (or dessert)!


  • Muffin Ingredients:
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1-½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • ½ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup (heaping) Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ cups Evaporated Milk
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1-½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ cups Golden Raisins (optional!)
  • _____
  • Topping
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • _____
  • ¼ cups Softened Butter
  • 4 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
  • ½ pounds Powdered Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously grease 12 muffin tins.
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Cut in butter with two knives or a pastry blender until it is fully incorporated. In a separate bowl, mix together pumpkin, evaporated milk, egg, and vanilla. Pour pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Add raisins. Fold gently until mixture is just combined.
Pour into a greased muffin pan—batter hardly ever fills all twelve unless you keep it down to 1/2 full. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar-nutmeg mixture over the top of each unbaked muffin.
Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove and allow to cool. Ice with cream cheese frosting.
To make the frosting, mix all ingredients on high until soft and whipped. Spread onto completely cooled muffins, or place into a large pastry bag with a large star tip and go crazy! Store in the fridge, as icing will soften at room temperature.
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  1. those look AMAZING! if you could send some my way i'd appreciate it, mmmk? LOVE you and LOVE your blog lovely!!!

  2. I am Flint's wife (Mrs. Holy Turf) and I just found your blog through the website! I love it and all of your recipes!!!

  3. will you come make these for me?!?!? yummmm!!!

  4. Love you too Katie! :-) Elizabeth, I SO wish we lived in the same town :-( Rebekah, YEA! I have known Flint since maybe freshman year of high school! He is so great! LOVE Holy Turf! :-)


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