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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins…Copycat Starbucks Recipe

Updated on November 16, 2014

Pumpkin is everywhere!

Every year when it turns from summer to fall and the leaves begin to change, there's nothing else that gets people in the mood for this crisp season than pumpkin foods. Whether it's a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin bread, or a piece of pumpkin pieā€¦people LOVE pumpkin flavored foods this time of year!

Now you can make a super easy and super delicious "dessert" with just a handful of ingredients. You will want to make sure to add these to your Thanksgiving Day meal. These are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a mid-day snack!

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 18 min
Ready in: 33 min
Yields: 24 Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
3 simple ingredients for the cream cheese filling!
3 simple ingredients for the cream cheese filling!
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all three ingredients using an electric mixer on medium-high speed. Continue to mix until smooth and creamy. Cover and set aside while preparing the muffin batter.

Muffin Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil (use amount specified on box mix)
  • Water (use amount specified on box mix)
  • 1 (15oz.) can pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Use an electric mixer on low speed and combine the ingredients for about 30 seconds. Continue to mix on medium for an addition 2 minutes. Be sure to scrape down the side of the bowl to ensure everything is properly combined.

Line muffin tins with paper liners. Fill each liner 2/3 full of muffin batter. Drop a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture on top of the muffin batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes.

Cool to room temperature on baking rack!!! Eat and enjoy immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Pumpkin batter...creamy and light orange once all ingredients are mixed.
Pumpkin batter...creamy and light orange once all ingredients are mixed.
Simply plop the tablespoon of cream cheese mixture on each cup of batter.
Simply plop the tablespoon of cream cheese mixture on each cup of batter.

I'm pretty sure the first time I made these I ate 4 in one sitting. They are so good!!! Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think of the recipe! ENJOY!!!


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    • by jarrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Becca Jarrett 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Claudia!!! Hope you enjoy!

    • Claudia Tello profile image

      Claudia Tello 

      4 years ago from Mexico

      I love pumpkin in every form and think I´d enjoy your muffins. They look very nice and I love the way you presented them in this hub. Lovely header photograph, interesting and original. Congratulations :) I have shared your recipe in my pin board "delicious knockout".


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