Dessert | October 6, 2018

Pumpkin Cake-Mix Muffins

Muffins made using ONLY a cake mix, a can of pumpkin, and chocolate chips.  I know you’re skeptical.  Come on.  No oil?  No Eggs?  It is TRUE!  This easy recipe produced the most delicious and moist pumpkin muffins made in a snap.
Pumpkin cake mix muffins with chocolate chips on a wire cooling rack.

Pumpkin Muffins Made Easy

Making these easy pumpkin cake-mix muffins is seriously the easiest baking you will ever do.  You will need:

  1. a yellow cake mix
  2. 1 can of pumpkin puree
  3. 1 cup of chocolate chips

Pumpkin cake mix muffins ingredients.

How to Make Pumpkin Cake Mix Muffins

Step 1: Throw it all in a large bowl or your mixer, give it a stir and you’re batter is done!  I told you this was easy!

Pumpkin cake mix muffins being mixed in a Kitchenaid stand mixer.

Step 2: fill a muffin pan with your batter and bake in a preheated oven! You can line your muffin tin with paper liners, or use non-stick spray on the pan to ensure these easy muffins come out easily after baking.

This recipe makes about 12 muffins. Bake time for these easy muffins is about 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Pro Tip – Use an ice cream scoop for perfectly portioned muffins.

Pumpkin cake mix muffins batter in a muffin tin.


  • You can alter this recipe by using a different flavor of cake mix – spice cake makes for a festive flavor, while chocolate makes for a decadent variation.
  • Swap out the chocolate chips for nuts, or omit them and top with cream cheese frosting for a creamy alteration.

Pumpkin cake mix muffins with chocolate chips in a muffin tin.

This pumpkin muffin recipe is one that the whole family will love.  They make a perfect dessert or breakfast.

Pumpkin cake mix muffins with chocolate chips on a wire cooling rack.

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Pumpkin Cake Mix Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Pumpkin muffins made with only 3 ingredients.

Course: bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix muffins, chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 228 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 15 oz can of pumpkin *not pumpkin pie filling
  • 16.25 oz box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray, or line with cupcake liners.

  3. Mix the pumpkin and cake mix together with an electric mixer until well combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Put about 1/4 cup of batter in each muffin cup. I use an ice cream scoop to measure mine.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Use an ice cream scoop to perfectly portion batter into muffin cups.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cake Mix Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 291mg13%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5550IU111%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Just wanted to let you know that the recipe card says 1 can of pumpkin, but the description at the top says 2 cans of pumpkin. Your response to someone else’s question says 1, but it also confused me when I read it. I’m going to try it, thanks for the recipe!