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Disneyland's Pumpkin Holiday Muffin

Lyndsay is a huge fan of all things Disney, and she enjoys finding ways to incorporate its magic in everything from crafts to recipes.

Disneyland's Pumpkin Holiday Muffin

Disneyland's Pumpkin Holiday Muffin

One of the most festive and yummy treat in the Fall is anything pumpkin! During Halloween Time at Disneyland, the park offers delicious pumpkin options. They offer a Pumpkin Smash Smoothie at Jamba Juice, a hazelnut tiramisu topped with pumpkin mouse, a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin benigts, and the pumpkin muffin topped with cream cheese icing just to name a few. I personally really like the pumpkin muffin out of all of them (the tarimasu is very good as well but tends to be more expensive and smaller). There is nothing better than being in the park and enjoying this delicious treat except for being at home and enjoying it! Even though Disneyland only offers pumpkin treats during the Halloween/Fall season it doesn't mean that it is the only time you can enjoy it! The great thing about pumpkin is you can find it canned all year round in grocery stores and it has a long shelf life! This means you can enjoy it all year. I have found the recipe used in the park so, like me, you can enjoy this any time your heart desires!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

25 min

45 min

aprox. 2 dozen

Pumpkin Muffin Ingredients

Pumpkin Muffin Ingredients

Pumpkin Muffin Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree, canned
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup rasins
Preparing the batter.

Preparing the batter.

Finishing the batter and scooping it into the tin.

Finishing the batter and scooping it into the tin.

Pumpkin Muffin Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. In a large bowl mix pumpkin, sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg over the pumpkin mixture. Mix until blended.
  4. Fold in the raisins until evenly distributed.
  5. Portion the mixture into muffin pans and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Insert a toothpick in the middle of a muffin. If the toothpick is clean then they are done. If not cook for an additional 1–2 minutes.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool for 30–60 minutes.

Just a Few Tips!

  • I use a cupcake pan with cupcake liners for my muffins.
  • Beat the eggs first before adding all the other ingredients. You don't have to do this but it blends together much easier if you do.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop the muffin mixture into the pan/cupcake liners. This makes it way easier to handle and less messy.
  • Let the muffins sit in the tin for a few minutes after removing them from the oven, then transfer them to a cooling rack.
Scooping the batter.

Scooping the batter.

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients

Cream Cheese Icing Instructions

  1. Allow cream cheese and butter to soften to room temperature. About one hour.
  2. Mix cream cheese and butter together until smooth.
  3. Add in the vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix until well blended.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  5. Put icing into a piping bag and decorate as you like.
The finished icing.

The finished icing.

Just a Few Tips!

  • After the cream cheese and butter have softened break them into smaller amounts before mixing together. This will make mixing it easier.
  • When transferring the icing into a piping bag, put the bag into a tall glass. This way you have both hands free and you aren't fighting with the bag.
Put the bag into a tall glass to make the transfer of icing easier.

Put the bag into a tall glass to make the transfer of icing easier.

Decorating Ideas

If you want to be super festive with your pumpkin muffins try baking them in a Mickey Mouse mold. Or for all of you who want to try your hand at being super authentic to the park, try making an orange chocolate Mickey head and place it on top of the muffin with the icing.

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Comments

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on October 16, 2015:

Great recipe, Lyndsay! It looks delicious to eat and perfect for fall season.

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 31, 2013:

Hi Better Yourself!

haha! It really doesn't! It is one of my favorite combos! Thanks!

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 31, 2013:

Hello Denise Handlon!

Thanks so much! I hope you have fun trying it out!

Better Yourself from North Carolina on October 31, 2013:

YUM! Doesn't get much better than pumpkin and cream cheese. Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese are pretty awesome too - great hub!!

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on October 29, 2013:

What an awesome hub! I'm excited to give a few of the suggestions a try. Congratulations on your HOTD Up and across and shared.

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 29, 2013:

Hi CraftytotheCore!

Thank you so much! It is really fun in the park this time of year! It is my favorite! =)

CraftytotheCore on October 29, 2013:

Congratulations and this looks fabulous! I love pumpkin anything. I haven't been to Disney this time of year, but wish I lived closer now reading about all of their delicious goodies.

Meagan Elaine on October 29, 2013:

Can't wait to make this friggn looks good...thanks for sharing

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 29, 2013:

Hello rebeccamealey!

Thank you for commenting!

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 29, 2013:

Hello rcorcutt!

Thanks for commenting!

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 29, 2013:

Hi KoraleeP!

Thank you for commenting! You can also replace the raisins with another type of dried fruit like cranberries or walnuts!

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 29, 2013:

Hello IslandBites!

Thanks!

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 29, 2013:

Hello oceansnsunsets!

I enjoy those things as well! =) Thank you for commenting!

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 29, 2013:

Hi ChitrangadaSharan!

Thank you so much! They are definitely worth trying and are super easy!

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 29, 2013:

Hi zeusspeak!

There should be no butter in the muffin portion of these! the butter is used for the icing only! perhaps you made them wrong?

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 29, 2013:

Hi Your Cousins!

hahahaha! Thanks!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on October 29, 2013:

I love anything made with pumpkin. thanks for sharing!

rcorcutt on October 29, 2013:

OOH. INTERESTING.

Koralee Phillips from Vancouver British Columbia Canada on October 29, 2013:

These cupcakes sound very tasty, and I'm glad that not adding raisins doesn't alter the baking process or ingredient amounts :)

Thanks for sharing!

IslandBites from Puerto Rico on October 29, 2013:

Very complete hub, good job!

Paula from The Midwest, USA on October 29, 2013:

I love both Disneyland and pumpkin treats of all kinds! This sounds incredible, thank you for sharing! Now I am craving some pumpkin treats. Great hub.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 29, 2013:

This sounds delicious and worth trying!

Your pictures are very helpful and instructions, well explained.

Thanks for sharing and congratulations for HOTD!

Celina Martin from London on October 29, 2013:

Wow, I have already tried this recipe. These muffins taste quite delicious. Your tips are helpful too. However, my only complaint is that there was melted butter in the base of my stoneware after they came out of the oven.

Your Cousins from Atlanta, GA on October 29, 2013:

These look s-o-o-o good! Can you just make some for me? Pretty please?

Congrats on HOTD.

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 17, 2013:

Hi SamitaJassi!

Hahaha! They do exist and are very yummy! Thanks!

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 16, 2013:

Hello vibesties!

Thanks so much! You should definitely try a pumpkin muffin! They are delicious! =)

vibesites from United States on October 16, 2013:

This is really yummy -- I've had some muffins but never tried a pumpkin muffin before. I like your tips about transferring the icing supported by a tall glass. Thanks for your wonderful post. :)

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 06, 2013:

Hi FlourishAnyway!

Thanks! It was very delicious and very easy to make!

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 06, 2013:

This looks delicious -- a fun way to celebrate the Fall season. Easy to understand instructions and great photos.

Lyndsay Gamber (author) from California on October 05, 2013:

Hello Tygher41!

No problem! And they are very tasty! =)

Megan Carroll from Boynton Beach, FL on October 05, 2013:

These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing! =D