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CLEVELAND– It’s the season of ‘pumpkin’ and country chef LeeAnn Miller has a ‘gem’ of a recipe that literally melts in your mouth and has you reaching for a second helping.

Fox 8’s Kristi Capel learned how to make LeeAnn’s Pumpkin Gems and was lucky enough to sample some mini-muffins still warm from the oven. She couldn’t stop at just one!

Lee Ann is a friend of Walnut Creek Cheese and you can learn more about the Amish Country store by clicking here.

Pumpkin Gems

3 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 box yellow cake mix
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin


4 oz. cream cheese
½ teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 T. half & half (optional if thinner frosting is preferred)

Mix first 6 ingredients together. Grease mini muffin pans. Fill pans 2/3 full. Bake 350 for 10 minutes. Let set a couple minutes before removing from pan. Icing: Beat icing ingredients in order listed, add powdered sugar last. Ice muffins while they are slightly warm.