Easy cake mix pumpkin muffins

December 3, 2011

Cooking, Dessert

I’ve been hearing here and there about pumpkin muffins made simply with cake mix and puree pumpkin.

So I set about an experiment the other day with Ms Betty and Mr Duncan as contestants.


Each performed beautifully in the taste category.

However I thought Ms Betty (left) did much better in the beauty pageant category.


I used 2 cups puree pumpkin (about the same as a 15oz can)
and mixed with one cake mix

Fill cupcake papers halfway
Bake at 350 until they are done
(about 20 minutes)

I’m thinking next time I will make some cream cheese icing for on top!

Do you have any quick easy recipes involving cake mix?

I think this will quickly become a seasonal favorite for our family!
(As well as for future bake sale fundraisers because it was so quick and easy!)


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10 Responses to “Easy cake mix pumpkin muffins”

  1. ruthie Says:

    I made these recently, but added a dollop of nutella and some spices. Still easy, but took them over the edge into another world! Yours turned out beautifully, too. And oh yes, cream cheese is always a good addition! Here’s my version: http://www.mytrashandtreasure.blogspot.com/2011/11/pumpkin-spice-nutella-muffins.html
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  2. Stacey B Says:

    I make something similar:
    One spice cake mix
    One can of pumpkin
    2 eggs
    One bag of cinnamon chips

    Mix together. Fill the cupcake liners up halfway. Bake at 350 til done!!


  3. Heidi Says:

    This has been going around awhile. I used cream cheeses dressing and crushed walnuts! A huge hit.

  4. Dana @ Bungalow'56 Says:

    We love cake mix/homemade muffins and cupcakes. We have a cook book with a recipe called Almost a scratch cake. It’s the only one we use. Now we have another one to try. Can’t wait! Thanks.
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  5. Michelle Says:

    My favorite is Cake Mix Cookies. We’ve made them in lots of different ways with additions and cake mix flavors.

    1 cake mix
    1 egg
    1/4 cup oil
    1/4 cup water

    “Mix cake mix, water, oil and egg together. Add any of your favorites, such chocolate chips, nuts, any flavor cookies chips, candy pieces, etc. Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet, bake at 350 degrees til set. Cool slightly on cookies sheet. Remove to cooling rack.”

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  6. Jennifer Says:

    I make these with spice cake mix and add chocolate chips. Smear a little peanut butter on there and you are GOLDEN. :)
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  7. Jaym Says:

    Oooh I’ve been wanting to try these! I was thinking of trying it with some pumpkin pie spice mixed in too. But the spice cake mix (comment above me!) sounds awesome!!
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  8. Shannon Says:

    You can make cookies with cake mix!

    Fast & Easy Cookies
    1 cake mix
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup oil
    Optional: morsels or nuts

    Mix together fully (I use my PC Mix N Scraper). Scoop onto cookie sheet (I use my bar stone!), 1 tbsp. is a good size! Flatten slightly. Bake at 350 for 10 mins. Let cool & enjoy!

    My favorite so far is spice cake with pecans :)

  9. Delana Says:

    I make a simple cherry chocolate dump cake.

    A chocolate came mix (I like Betty Crocker), 1 egg, and a can of cherry pie filling. Mix together in a bowl, dump into a sprayed cake pan, cook on 350 until done. (my oven ~35 minutes or so). It’s super easy and amazingly moist.

    I think I’ll try out these pumpkin muffins. Maybe with a spice came?
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  10. Kimberly Turner Says:

    I will have to try the Cherry Dump Cake above… Another quick and easy bar recipe is:

    1 package brownie mix (follow directions on package)
    1 package chocolate chip cookie mix (follow directions on package)

    Spread brownie mix in 9×13 pan. Drop cookie dough by tsp on top (it will sink a little)

    Bake at 350 until done!

    This is my last minute go-to recipe for last minute gatherings!
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