I don't do a great deal of baking for various reasons. The biggest of them is because I eat what I bake and baked goods really are not that great for my dietary lifestyle these days. That said, there are always special days that need a special treat. This weekend I treated the family to a special treat and decided to step my old Pumpkin Spice Muffins and kick them up a notch with a Nutella filling.
Now these are some really difficult muffins/cupcakes to create. (Sarcasm warnings should be going off right now!) The experiment was an extreme success. It was so successful I agree to bake my bride's Monday night bible study group - The Beloved Beauties - a batch for their meeting.
The ingredient list on this is pretty detailed so be ready.
1 box Duncan Hines Spiced Cake Mix
1 can Libby's Pure Pumpkin (not Pumpkin pie filling!)
1/2 tsp. or so ground cloves
1/2 tsp. or so ground Allspice
1 tsp. or so ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup water
Pretty extensive huh? Actually, you don't have the spices. I just like to kick it up a notch as Emeril would say.
Add the cake mix to a bowl
Add the spices and the pumpkin
Mix it all together adding the 1/4 cup of water
Spray your muffin tins with non-stick spray
Add a Tbsp. or so to each tin
Then add a dollop of nutella to each cup
Then add another Tbsp. or so to finish filling the tin.
I added a few smaller mini-muffins without the filling.