I was in the mood to make cupcakes but bored with brown chocolate (doesn't happen often). I also didn't want to use any time or make extra dishes dirty by making icing so I decided on these yummy ones for a fun change from their milk chocolate cousin. I served them to some guests and as they were leaving two of the little girls mentioned that they wanted a few to take along so I figured they must have been good. ☺
1½ cups mashed pumpkin
(I used 1 pint of home canned butternut squash)
1½ cups sugar
½ cup olive oil
1 cup AP flour
½ cup Spelt flour
1½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
¾ teaspoon salt
Mix pumpkin, sugar, eggs, and oil together. Add the remaining ingredients. Line a cupcake pan with papers and using a size 30 cookie scoop put 1 scoop into each paper. Put a dollop of filling in the center of each cupcake.
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
dash of salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
Mix cream cheese and sugar till smooth and fluffy. Add the egg and salt; mix again then fold in the chocolate chips. With a size 50 cookie scoop put a dollop of filling into the center of each.
Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes.