Muffins and Cream Cheese Frosting? Yes, Please!

So I may have made these delicious little muffins back in September, but recipes can never really be outdated, am I right?  And it’s still sorta pumpkin season in my mind until the first snowflake hits (and luckily, it hasn’t in KC just yet)!  So for all of you who haven’t gotten enough of your pumpkin fix yet, here’s another tested and approved recipe by me, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (via Allrecipes) topped with cream cheese frosting.  And yes, I did just put frosting on my muffin, booya!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour muffin pan or use paper liners.
  2. Mix sugar, oil, eggs. Add pumpkin and water. In separate bowl mix together the baking flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.. Add wet mixture and stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. (Optional) Spread cream cheese frosting or any other frosting of your choice on top

You really can’t beat a recipe that just calls for mixing a bunch of ingredients together, dishing them out to muffin tins, and popping them in the oven (and the cream cheese is just like the cherry on top).  I don’t think it would hurt to double the spices either for a stronger taste, but that’s just me.  Your friends and family and coworkers won’t be able to keep their hands off, so make sure to hide some away for yourself!  😉

Enjoy and Happy Thursday!


  1. November 18, 2010 / 12:36 am

    I think the world is a much happier place with maximum amounts of cream cheese frosting. These sound awesome!!

    Carrie 🙂

  2. November 18, 2010 / 1:21 am

    Oh yum, I would love to have one of these for breakfast right now 🙂

  3. November 18, 2010 / 1:42 am

    Um these look so good! Pumpkin? Yes. Chocolate? Yes! Cream Cheese Frosting?? YES!!!

  4. November 18, 2010 / 2:17 am

    Those look so yummy!!! It is midnight on the West coast right now but I really want these…

  5. November 18, 2010 / 7:26 am

    Looks delish! I think the perfect little breakfast, with a coffee 🙂

  6. November 18, 2010 / 7:31 am

    that sounds lovely!

  7. November 18, 2010 / 7:46 am

    I like the sound of that!

  8. November 18, 2010 / 8:03 am

    ive never put frosting on my muffic – but cream cheese frosting?! yes, please!!!! going to def. try this!!

  9. November 18, 2010 / 8:10 am

    Sandy, these are beautiful. Though I’m going to standby my twitter statement and reassert that once you put frosting on something, it becomes more of a cupcake than a muffin. But these look so delicious, that’s fine with me. Really, I don’t think you can EVER go wrong with cream cheese frosting. Actually, if you call it a “glaze” then your muffin can stay a muffin, I think.

  10. November 18, 2010 / 8:26 am

    Oh yummy! These look incredible! Your food photography skills are so good.

  11. November 18, 2010 / 8:45 am

    They look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. November 18, 2010 / 8:49 am

    there is nothing wrong with frosting a muffin. muffins need love too not just cupcakes. thanks for the recipe s!!

  13. November 18, 2010 / 9:36 am

    Mmmmmmm! I love pumpkin bread with cream cheese! Oh man… this has me craving those cookies!!!! AH! <333

  14. November 18, 2010 / 9:40 am

    Yes please 10x over! Mmmm, these look utterly divine! 🙂 Muffins shouldn’t take a backseat to cupcakes!

  15. November 18, 2010 / 10:01 am

    Frosting and a muffin?? I don’t think I have ever heard of that before! But I love love love cream cheese- so I may have to try this!!!! THanks for the recipe!!! xoxo

  16. November 18, 2010 / 10:04 am

    Ok… my mouth is watering just looking a these muffins!! They look sooooo good!

  17. November 18, 2010 / 10:40 am

    Oh yum, I need to make this!

  18. November 18, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    YES, please!! Definitely trying this recipe out!! 🙂

  19. November 18, 2010 / 3:50 pm

    Yum! Looks delicious…thanks for sharing =)

  20. November 18, 2010 / 3:53 pm

    I will be making these this weekend! Can’t wait! Thanks for the yummy sounding recipe

  21. November 18, 2010 / 4:27 pm

    i make these muffins every year.
    soo delish! i love ’em!
    never made them w/ frosting though, def need to try it!

  22. November 18, 2010 / 5:00 pm

    These would be SO perfect for a fall brunch!

  23. November 18, 2010 / 5:04 pm

    More Pumpkin! I love it! I think I’m going to try out this recipe.. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  24. November 18, 2010 / 6:13 pm

    I’ll have to give these a try! I love Pumpkin. Love it. All year long 🙂

  25. November 18, 2010 / 6:23 pm

    this looks yummy !!!

  26. November 18, 2010 / 6:35 pm

    Seriously looks good! I just bought a pumpkin cream cheese cupcake today. Patiently waiting until after work to devour it though 🙂

  27. November 18, 2010 / 9:02 pm

    yum! I gotta try these! thanks!

  28. jennifer young
    November 19, 2010 / 2:12 am

    yummy!!!! i want to make this sandy!!!! maybe this weekend if time permits! 🙂

  29. November 20, 2010 / 10:20 pm

    Sounds and looks delicious!! Wonderful breakfast treat for Thanksgiving morning. Thank you for sharing with us!

    Gave it a Stumble. Hope it brings more foodies your way!

  30. November 21, 2010 / 3:12 pm

    Sandy!! I’m back from being absent from the bloggyland for a week!! hee hee. These look delish.. my tummy wants some! Hope your Sunday is going well. Miss ya!

    xx Love & Aloha

  31. November 22, 2010 / 9:45 pm

    Mmm! Sandy, wanna come to Canada & hang out at my place and we will cook & craft together? 🙂

    (You can have extra cream cheese on your muffins because I’m a weirdo and don’t like cream cheese… haha.)

  32. November 23, 2010 / 9:00 pm

    Why did I not think of putting chocolate chips and pumpkin cake together !?!?! 🙂 Will have to add this to my list of “Goodies-To-Bake”

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