3 cups packed grated yellow squash (about 2 large squash)
1 cup vegetable oil
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Let's Make It
MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with the powdered sugar and 2 tsp. vanilla until light and fluffy. Spoon into a piping bag. Refrigerate until ready to use.
MAKE THE MUFFINS
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt together and reserve.
Mix the eggs, granulated sugar, grated squash, vegetable oil and remaining 2 tsp. vanilla until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until incorporated. (Do not over mix.)
Scoop the batter into 16 greased muffin pan cups, completely filling each cup.
Bake on the middle rack 20 to 25 min. or until the muffins are golden brown and the tops of the muffins bounce back when you press on them. (Test with a bamboo skewer to make sure the centers of the muffins are done.)
Cool the muffins for 5 min., then remove the muffins from the pan to a wire rack and let them cool another 20 min.
Use an apple corer to remove the centers of the muffins; fill centers of muffins with the cream cheese frosting. Pipe a rosette onto the top of each muffin with the remaining cream cheese mixture. Reserve the removed muffin cores for snacking.
To make it easier to pipe the cream cheese frosting into the muffin centers, remove the filled piping bag from the refrigerator about 10 min. before using as directed.
Manage portions by using a smaller plate. This will help you stick to the recommended serving sizes of your favorite recipes.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.