So today it all started for me...once you crack your first can of pumpkin it is like you just can't stop!! My whole family loves all things pumpkin and now that I am packing lunches we have lots of muffins and squares to make for him to take in his lunch and for us to enjoy here. Today's treat turned out a little more "fancy" than what I was going for. My original plan was to make these pumpkin pie cupcakes but since I was planning on taking them to my friend, who just had the cutest little baby ever (I know I say that about all babies....but really she is sweet!), I really needed to cook these in muffin liners. Even though the recipe states "paper liners make it difficult to remove the cupcakes" I didn't listen and used them anyways. The recipe was right it was very hard to get the liner off and the cupcakes didn't look as pretty as I was hoping, so I put my brain to good use and decided I would stuff the cupcake into a little mason jars and top with whip cream. And because the cupcakes are so little I did two layers.
The family enjoyed this special treat. They tasted a lot like a crustless pumpkin pie and some of them might have been a little too gooey for my liking. So if I was to do this again I would bake maybe a little longer. I did get 18 cupcakes out of the this recipe and the batch that I did make with my silicon liners came out prefect, so no more paper liners for this recipe...unless you want to look super fancy ;)