Sunday, January 06, 2013

#2639 - Cream Cheese Carrot Muffins

(by Shirley McNevich)

1 - 15oz. can sliced carrots (well drained)
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1 egg
1/3 cup canola oil
Filling: 1 - 8oz. Philadelphia cream cheese (softened); 1 egg; 1/4 cup white sugar

Filling: in a mixer add cream cheese, 1 egg and 1/4 cup white sugar--beat well and set aside. Batter: in a bowl add drained carrots--mash them with a potato masher until smooth. In a separate bowl add flour, 1 cup white sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg--stir to mix. Add 1 egg and canola oil to the mashed carrots--beat with a whisk until smooth. Pour the carrot mixture into the flour mixture--stir with a spoon just until mixed. Place cupcake liners in muffin tins. Fill each 1/3 full of batter, drop 1 TBSP of the cream mixture into the middle of the batter, then place more batter on top of each so they are 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

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