Cupcake Friday! Lately, I cannot seem to have a meal without also having dessert. Sometimes, I don't even need the meal first! Over two years ago, I posted about a cookbook giveaway I won over at The SoHo. I cannot tell you how much I have used that cookbook! One of my favorite recipes found in the book is for Paula Deen's Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes. Since I am trying to make it feel like Fall around here, I decided this pumpkin dessert would be perfect! I followed the recipe above exactly and baked it for a little more than 50 minutes. It says not to overcook, but I kept checking it and thought there was no way it could possibly be done at 40 minutes...even at 50 minutes, it still didn't seem done. After cooling for a bit, I dove into it and while really gooey, it was delicious. It says it should be gooey, so I am assuming it was done. Warm... it is heaven. Cold, after being refrigerated, it is a different kind of heaven. Either way, this recipe is so incredibly good.
Unfortunately for me, I decided to make this while my husband was out of town. Since I ate so much of it before he got home, I have discovered I probably ate at least a stick of butter by myself in two days. Yikes! In a silly attempt to hide how much I actually ate, I took the rest out of the baking dish and tried to use a biscuit cutter to make them like little cupcakes. As you can see from the photos, they didn't turn out as pretty as I had hoped, but at least it wasn't as obvious that I ate half of the pan alone! :)