I used pre-chopped almonds (instead of pecans in the recipe, and cashew/macadamia nuts in my birthday cake) because I wanted the preps to be easier. I liked the crunch!
Size of muffin cups used is 3 cm height x 3.5 cm base. I did not use muffin pans ‘coz the cups are quite sturdy to stand by itself so I just arranged them on the baking tray, about 32 pcs per batch. No oiling done on the cups.
I filled each cup 3/4 full, just enough for it to rise to the rim when done. (Photo for this step, as seen below, was added on 29 August 2013. Sorry, I forgot that I took this.)
Baking time is only 10-12 minutes, until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
I used the Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, but only in half quantities since I will be using less frosting for the muffins. Spread about a teaspoon on top of each muffin.
I sprinkled some colourful little candy stars on top to make it pretty!
Total yield for this recipe is about 5 1/2 dozen mini muffins, just nice to serve in family gatherings or mini parties.