Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chocolate Pumpkin Cakes with Cream Cheese (Oreo) Frosting

My goodness, where has the summer gone??? Tomorrow is Labor Day, the unofficial end of the summer season. Boo! I'm sad. It's been a good few months.

My kitchen was completely overhauled. That took almost 2 months (my husband and I did it all ourselves - LOTS of work!). Then a few weeks ago my pc died. Just like that, in a flash. There goes all the pictures I was accumulating for new posts I was hoping to add to the blog. Eventually, when my husband fixes/rebuilds the pc I'll get those pics back. In the meantime, I've been building up a new library of photos for all the delectable dishes I made.


That said, next up is a combination of recipes. 

Pumpkin Muffins.  Recipe can be found here.

Cream Cheese Icing. Recipe can be found here.

The good news is, this is really easy to make! Since the cake part itself is only 2 ingredients, you can't possibly mess it up. Seriously.  The originaly recipe calls for yellow cake mix with the canned pumpkin but what I did was use devil's food cake. You pretty much can't taste the pumpkin. So what are you left with? A yummy chocolate cake that is much lower in calories/fat than the regular boxed recipe. You're using no eggs, no oil. Pumpkin. It's healthier! Yay! 

If the frosting is cream cheese frosting, why does mine look like chocolate frosting? There's a very simple answer to that: I added a couple of Oreo cookies when mixing the icing. Sweet!

Oh, and what's that in the middle of the cupcake? That's right - it's a whole Oreo cookie. YUM!

So I supposed the "healthy" version of the cake didn't end up so completely healthy. Not with the added bonuses - but they are really yummy! I promise!