|One box spice cake mix and one can pumpkin|
|Ad one half cup water|
|Mix pumpkin, cake mix and water together|
|It's OK to lick the beater because there is no egg|
|For the cream cheese filling you will need one package cream cheese, |
one egg and half a cup of powdered sugar. Mix together.
|It has been my experience that if a three year old says,|
"But Nana, I really do know how to crack eggs,"
you should not necessarily believe them. Three year olds
often over-estimate their cooking abilities.
|Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and egg together|
|Keep the three year old busy putting paper cups in muffin tins|
|Fill cups about third full with cake batter/pumpkin mix. Put about a teaspoon |
of cream cheese filling on top of cake mixture.
|It will look something like this...|
|Now put some cake mixture on top of the filling.|
|To make struesel, put half cup of flour, quarter cup of brown sugar, |
half a stick of butter and half a teaspoon of cinnamon in a bowl
|Mix together with a fork until crumbly|
|Place struesel on top of muffins and bake at 350 degrees for|
about 20 minutes.
They ended up being quite delicious. Without the cream cheese filling, I think they would have been pretty dense but you can try it and decide what you think.
|Pretty muffins on cake stand|
|A friend made me this cake stand|
|Simply take an inexpensive glass candle holder (like you find at the |
dollar store) andsuper glue it to an old fashioned, attractive plate
(the kind you see everywhere including the thrift store, garage
sales or probably your cupboard)