Can't wait to try.
I made these today, and they're really good. They all look nice - with the cream cheese peeking out and the walnuts on top. I substituted the 1 1/4 c oil with 3/4 c applesauce and 1/2 c oil, because that much oil seemed really unhealthy. Since they turned out well, next time I'll try to swap all the oil for applesauce. I also changed up the spices, using 3 tsp. cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1 tsp. cloves. I did this because I don't keep pumpkin pie spice on hand. Also, the next time I make these I want to sweeten the cream cheese, and maybe add some vanilla and/or cinnamon. I think that will make it more like a cheesecake filling, which will pair better with the spiced pumpkin cake.