Pumpkin Muffins filled with Spiced Marshmallow Cream


Didi Dalaba Recipe

By Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl


Rating:
Serves:
24
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

This is such an easy recipe because you start off with spice cake mix.
You can mix and match whatever flavors you want to add in. We love carrot cake, so raisins, nuts and coconut are a must!!

Once you fill them with the spiced marshmallow filling, they become show stoppers!! Be prepared for totally empty platters and requests for your recipe!!

Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
My, oh my! These muffins are simply irresistible... not to mention the marshmallow cream! An autumn must.

Ingredients

MUFFINS
1 pkg
spice cake mix
1/2 c
water
1/2 c
vegetable oil
4
eggs
1 c
canned pumpkin (not pie mix)
1 tsp
pumpkin pie spices
1/2 c
chopped nuts (i used walnuts)
1/2 c
raisins
1/2 c
shredded coconut
MARSHMALLOW CREAM
2 tsp
hot water
1/4 tsp
salt
1 jar(s)
marshmallow creme (7 oz)
1/2 c
shortening
1/3 c
confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
pumpkin pie spices
2 Tbsp
canned pumpkin (optional) **see note**

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350F.

In a bowl, add your nuts, coconut & raisins. Cut off the top of cake mix and add 2 tbls of cake mix to your ingredients. Stir thoroughly to make sure all ingredients are coated. This will ensure even distribution to your muffins.
2
In your stand up mixer, or using a hand mixer and a bowl, add your cake mix. Add the rest of ingredients. Mix for 2-3 minutes.
3
Fold in your nut mixture.

Spray muffin tins with non stick cooking spray. Using a 1/4 c measure scoop batter into muffin tins. Bake for 17-19 minutes, (mine took 17).
4
Meanwhile, as muffins are baking, you can start on your spiced marshmallow cream.
5
In a small bowl, combine hot water and salt. Nuke for 30 seconds till all salt is diolved.
6
Using your mixer, beat the marshmallow creme, shortening, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the salt mixture and beat for 1 more minute. Using your pastry bag or plastic bag, insert star pastry tip, add cream and chill till ready to use.
7
Remove muffins from oven. Let rest on cookie rack for 1-2 minutes, then remove from tins and let them cool thoroughly.
8
Using a citrus corer or whatever you prefer. Insert citrus corer into top of muffins. Make a hole thru the muffin, but ensuring you don't go all the way thru to the bottom.
9
Continue with rest of muffins. Fill with marshmallow creme.
**Note: if you don't have a pastry bag, a ziplock bag with the corner snipped works just fine. **
10
Enjoy!!

**Note: I have made the marshmallow cream without the canned pumpkin as well. The cream is very good either way. Without the pumkpkin, they have a more striking appearance.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts, Muffins
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Nuts for Baking
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids


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313 Comments

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Colleen Wehr wehrd1
Nov 27, 2013
I only have a white cake and refuse to go to the store yet again :-) . I will add all kinds of spices and I'm using craisans, coconut, caramel sauce and spiced pecans (normally marketed as ice cream toppers). I wanted something different other than the usual pumpkin pie.
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Mary Gonzalez margoz
Nov 26, 2013
Searched and found the answer to my own question about baking marshmallow crème in the cake. Bake the cake first. While the cooled cake is till in the pan, "core" holes (using an apple corer) in the cake around 2 inches apart, being careful not to reach bottom (which when inverted will be the top). With the crème in a pastry bag with large tip, push into cake squeeze filling, until filled to the top. Scrape off any excess.
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Mary Gonzalez margoz
Nov 26, 2013
Hope this can be answered real soon (like before tomorrow)..............! I'm thinking of using the marshmallow crème in a spice bundt cake. Can I put this in the center of the batter, topping it off with the remaining batter then baking it?
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Lora DiGs ansky714
Nov 26, 2013
DIDI COULD THESE BEAUTIES B MADE N LEFT OUT OF FRIDGE FOR A DAY B4 EATN?......THANX N HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON :)
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Mary Gonzalez margoz
Oct 12, 2013
DiDi:
I made these without the nuts, raisins & coconut and these were still a big HIT! I got 28 cupcakes out of this recipe, took some to my bible study, shared the rest with family and friends and they were gone, no leftovers!! I did frost them with my version of a maple frosting (found on my recipe page). The marshmallow filling was; in my opinion the best part! Thank you for your recipe, it's a keeper!!