I saw this recipe at Lovestoeat's Weblog and they got it from Country Living. Now it does involve a few more steps than your basic open box cake mix but the end result is soo good! The recipe and direction were taken from Country Living but the photos are from moi!
8 ounce(s) cream cheese
2 1/2 cup(s) sugar
2 1/2 cup(s) flour
1/4 cup(s) pecans, roughly chopped
3 tablespoon(s) butter, melted
2 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1 1/4 cup(s) solid-packed pumpkin
1/3 cup(s) vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1.Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat two 12-cup standard muffin tins with oil and set aside.
2.Mix the cream cheese, 1 egg, and 3 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
My daughter said "There's cheesecake in the muffin?!" lol
My son was very focused in getting the paper wrapper off the muffin. lol
It's suppose to yield 24 muffins but I only got 18 big ones. I don't want to eat a small puny muffin. A large muffin with a cup of coffee while eating outside in the cool air makes me happy. I'm sure it'll make you happy too.