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Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

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Cake mix pumpkin muffins are the easiest and tastiest pumpkin treat! These soft and moist pumpkin muffins are loaded with chocolate chips. This easy recipe comes together in minutes. The perfect muffins to enjoy with those fall breakfasts, or any time of the year!

4 ingredients pumpkin muffins.
Easy 4 ingredients pumpkin muffins

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I can’t say enough great things about these cake mix pumpkin muffins! Chocolate and pumpkin together are such a fabulous flavor combination. These muffins come together quickly with a cake mix, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and lots of chocolate chips for a delicious treat.

These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are soft and super moist. They are easy and quick to make and so yummy!

cake mix pumpkin muffins on a plate.
Cake mix pumpkin muffins made with yellow cake mix

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These muffins are soft, moist and they’re loaded with chocolate chips.
  • A delicious fall breakfast or snack!
  • They’re perfectly spiced with a combination of nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • They are super easy to make, no mixer needed!
  • Perfect for making ahead and freezing!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Yellow Cake Mix approximately 15.25 ounces.
  • Pumpkin Purée adds moisture to the muffins. Make sure to look for pumpkin purée and not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Ground Cinnamon  this warm spice is perfect for fall and pairs wonderfully with pumpkin.
  • Ground Nutmeg – this is another warm spice that is wonderful in sweet recipes.
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – you could also use dark chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips in these muffins.

How To Make This Recipe

four image process making cake mix pumpkin muffins.
Cake mix pumpkin muffins process

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper muffin liners, set aside.

Step 2:

In a large mixing bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin purée, and spices together until fully combined.

Step 3:

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 4:

Fill muffin liners evenly with batter, about 3/4 full.

Step 5:

Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center of muffins comes out clean.

pumpkin muffins with cake mix on a plate.
Pumpkin muffins with cake mix

Recipe Tips

  • You can make these muffins with either semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle some extra chocolate chips over the tops of the muffins before they go into the oven for a fancier presentation!
  • The batter can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to one day before use.
  • Make sure not to over mix the batter, or the muffins can turn out tough.
  • Don’t over bake. Check the muffins a couple minutes early with a toothpick. Remove them from the oven as soon as the toothpick comes out clean.

Variations

  • You can substitute the chocolate chips for white chocolate chips, oats, nuts or coconut flakes!
  • Add some pumpkin pie spice to kick up the flavor.
  • Cream cheese frosting is delicious to spread on the top!
  • Try half chocolate chip and half pecans or walnuts.
pumpkin cake mix pumpkins on a table.
Amazing and easy to make pumpkin muffins

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Place the muffins in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Freezing: Place the muffins in a freezer safe container or zip top bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To defrost: Allow the muffins to come to room temperature on the counter for 1 hour or place in the microwave to rewarm.

FAQ

Do I have to use paper liners?

Nope! Simply spray the muffin tin with cooking spray before pouring in the batter.

Can I use other/more spices?

Absolutely! Try adding any of your favorite fall spices.

Can I substitute a different type of squash for the pumpkin?

Yes. You can use other squash to make pumpkin baked goods, and they taste just as good! Use the same ratio as pumpkin purée. Puréed butternut squash or sweet potatoes are great substitutions to try!

Yield: 18 Servings

Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

cake mix pumpkin muffins on a plate.

Cake mix pumpkin muffins are the easiest and tastiest pumpkin treat! These soft and moist pumpkin muffins are loaded with chocolate chips. This easy recipe comes together in minutes. The perfect muffins to enjoy with those fall breakfasts, or any time of the year!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounce yellow cake mix
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin purée
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line muffin tins with paper muffin liners, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin purée, and spices together until fully combined.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Fill muffin liners evenly with batter, about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center of muffins comes out clean.

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