Octoberfest – Recipe: Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins


Happy 1st day of October!


It is one of my favorite months.  Of course, I typically find a reason for every month to be one of my favorites.  October, though, is special because it is football and cooler weather and excited littles about trick or treating and pumpkins and the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It is family.

As I sat down last night, I started thinking of everything that I want to do this month.  Given that we have school, work, speech therapy, homework, and soccer thrown into the mix, I am not sure where we will find the time to complete everything on the list.  But, we will give it our best try.

1.  Carve pumpkins.


2.  Make apple cider or pumpkin spice lattes or anything warm and yummy to drink.

3.  Go to a pumpkin patch and take our annual pictures.


4.  Make baked pumpkin doughnut holes.


5.  Pick out Halloween costumes


6.  Make candy corn Oreo truffles.

7.  Make a jack-o-lantern pizza.


8.  Decorate the front porch and house.

9.  Make bat chocolate bars.

10.  Make Halloween handprint and footprint ghosts.

11.  Have our annual Halloween night dinner with some special neighbors.


12.  Make caramel apples.


13.  Make pumpkin pie French toast.

14.  Make pumpkin pie play dough.

15.  Go trick-or-treating.


16.  Continue making these amazing Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins.  Thank you for the recipe, Shannon!

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins



1/2 cup oil

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup pumpkin

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3/4 teaspoon ginger

3/4 teaspoon clove

1/4 salt

Cream Cheese Filling

4 ounce cream cheese

1/4 cup butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add 12 cupcake liners to a muffin pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the oil and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs, pumpkin, and water, and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  7. Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes, remove, and allow to cool.
  9. Mix together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  10. Add in the vanilla and sugar, continue to mix until well combined.
  11. Spoon the cream cheese filling into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  12. Insert the tip into the center of each cupcake and fill.

Shannon received this recipe from her realtor’s newsletter.  She sent it to me.  I am not sure of the original source.

Happy, happy October!

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5 Responses to Octoberfest – Recipe: Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins

  1. Shirlene says:

    sounds like a fun time ahead for you all ! Lots of pumpkin recipes and the one that looks delish is the muffins 🙂 Enjoy your month , I look forward to seeing all the wonderful pics with all the smiles that brighten the day. God Bless.

    • Thank you so much, Shirlene! I am looking forward to being more in a groove of sharing recipes and family memories. September went by in the blink of an eye. I am hoping to really soak up and enjoy October and all of the fall fun with my family.

  2. Sandy says:

    I guess you are like me in seeing the bright and happy thing of each month. October brings lots of special memories for me as well. Of course one being the month my baby was born and also remember her first Halloween. I really wasn’t there but a special Aunt Ouida and Uncle Ronnie took you and Darla to trick or treat. First candy do that magnitude that you had seen. I also have the special memories of peanut harvest beginning and can still close my eyes, breath deep and almost smell the overwhelming aroma of harvest. Wonderful time in my many years. Have an outstanding fall!!! LOVE YOU

    • Yes, of course October is special because it is my birthday! It is probably one of the main reasons that I love it. I am already preparing how we can celebrate it for an entire week. 🙂 Oh, how I loved peanut harvesting time. Such special memories there.

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