Friday, October 23, 2009

pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing + pumpkin brownie muffins

(photo from Real Simple Website)
I spent some of my spare moments this week thumbing through magazines here for a cupcake recipe I had seen. I am usually good about dog-earing recipes in my magazines so that before I pass them on (or pitch them, which I do less often these days) I can easily tear out what I want to make. This time, the recipe eluded me!

Family Fun: NO
Good Housekeeping: NO
Food Network: NO
Rachael Ray: NO
Woman's Day: NO

Finally, I began a Google search and found it in Real Simple. Sigh. If only I had all the ingredients on hand, I'd be making them this afternoon. Has anyone tried this? The recipe is here.

While "doing a google" I also found this recipe which is (or appears to be) healthy?! If you have made it, please respond with a review:

Yum Yum Brownie Muffins

(1 Muffin, or 3 minis - 180 calories, 2.5g fat, 37 carbs, 2.5g, fiber, 2.5g protein - 3 WW points)

This super-simple 2-ingredient recipe is a Weight Watchers Fave!

1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 can solid pack pumpkin (15 oz.)

Directions:
Mix the two ingredients together. Don't add anything else that may be mentioned on the box, such as eggs, oil, or water. The mixture will be very thick and you will be tempted to add in other things to make the batter smoother. DO NOT DO THIS AS IT WILL RUIN EVERYTHING! Place batter into muffin tins (or mini muffin tins) lined with paper, or sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 12 regular or 36 mini muffins.
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2 comments:

Jude said...

Lol, and I've got a pumpkin I didn't know what to do with and a rainy day tomorrow. Baking afternoon, yay!

Thanks for the recipe :)

Mrs. E said...

They sound wonderful with the chocolate cake mix. I have made these with yellow cake mix and have to say that they are just "okay". Thanks for the recipe..will be making it today!