Even though Trick-or-Treat is usually the highlight of our Halloween festivities, it falls on a night other than Halloween in our city, so the actual holiday is often times overlooked. I wanted things to be a little different today, so I took our "plain Jane" dinner menu, added some new titles to our dishes, created a cute menu to print out and a more interesting meal suddenly took the place of hot dogs and fries. The pumpkin cupckakes were my own favorite Pumpkin Chip Muffins (without the chips), filled with a cream cheese mixture and topped with chocolate chips before baking.
Yields 24 cupcakes
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oils until smooth.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in chips.
Beat all cream cheese filling ingredients together until smooth. You can put a 1/4 cup of batter into a cup, followed by cream cheese mixture and chocolate chips and then topped off with another 1/4 cup of batter.
Bake at 400° F for 16 to 20 minutes or until cupcakes test done.
Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.