Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins

Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins
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One way to elevate a box of cake mix is by incorporating an extra layer of flavor and canned pumpkin is the perfect way to do so. Recipe courtesy of McCormick
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Total time: 35 minutes
  • 1 package (2-layer size) yellow cake mix, divided
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon mccormick® pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoon mccormick® all natural pure vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 ounce (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dry cake mix for the filling. Set aside. Mix remaining cake mix, pumpkin, oil, pumpkin pie spice and 2 teaspoons of the vanilla in large bowl with wooden spoon until well blended.
  2. Divide batter evenly among 16 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full. Mix reserved cake mix, cream cheese, sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla in medium bowl until well blended and smooth. Place 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture in center of each muffin.
  3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center of muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.