We start a new year of MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) this week. I am the Hospitality Coordinator, which is only right since I LOVE food. It is my responsibility schedule and coordinate who will help bring food to each meeting. I set up the coffee, tea, water table, and make sure the refreshment table is ready to go. You know… hostess stuff. I enjoy it. It is something I like to do. Anyway, as I was saying, our first meeting is this week. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. For our first meeting I have several of our steering team members bringing several dishes – an egg dish, fresh fruit, banana bread, and I will be bringing Gooey Butter Cupcakes. I wanted to bring something a little different for our first meeting – something a little extra yummy! I found this recipe about a week ago on another blog – Susie Davis: The Good News Girl, and knew I had to make these cupcake for our MOPS ladies. And, while making these sweet cakes, I knew I had to also share them with YOU! Enjoy.
Gooey Butter Cupcakes
- 1 box yellow cake mix (I used a butter recipe yellow cake mix.)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 – 8oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven 350. Combine cake mix, eggs, butter and mix well using an electric mixer. Using a Tbsp scoop, place one Tbsp of batter at bottom of muffin tins lined with wrappers. Press batter mixture down slightly to cover the bottom.
In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and butter together until smooth and fluffy. Add powder sugar and mix well. Spoon about 2 Tbsp of mixture over the cake layer.
Bake approximately 30-40 minutes or until cake is puffed and golden brown. Center will be gooey. Allow to cool on rack.
Won’t this be a decadent treat to add to our MOPS refreshment table? I think so!
Finally, I would encourage you moms of preschoolers to find a MOPS program near you. It is a wonderful way to connect with women, in your area, who are experiencing the joys and exhaustion of mothering little ones. When attending a MOPS meeting, childcare is provided in a safe and fun area, while you get to enjoy some time with other moms WITHOUT the little ones crawling all over you and interrupting your adult conversation. I am sure you know what I mean. HERE is a link to the MOPS International website, where you can find a local MOPS group in your area.