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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Muffins

Craving chocolate chip muffins? Make these bakery style chocolate chip muffins using a box of yellow cake mix. Perfectly soft, fluffy, and so easy to make!

chocolate chip muffin with a bite taken out to show the inside

These are the easiest chocolate chip muffins!

Ever since I discovered that cake mix blueberry muffins tasted just as good as any bakery muffin I had ever tasted, I knew I needed to create a chocolate chip version.

These cake mix chocolate chip muffins are so soft, fluffy, and taste like they are fresh from a bakery.

Similar to my bakery style chocolate chip muffins, but made easier thanks to a box of yellow cake mix and a few simple ingredients! We are big fans of cake mix when you are short on time.

Some of our favorite hacks include cake mix banana bread, cake mix cookie bars, and cake mix chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients to make chocolate chip muffins

  • yellow cake mix
  • eggs
  • milk
  • melted butter
  • semi sweet chocolate chips
  • granulated sugar, for topping (optional, but adds a nice little crunch on top!)
ingredients to make cake mix chocolate chip muffins

How to make cake mix chocolate chip muffins

Step 1: Whisk the eggs, milk, and melted butter until combined in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add the cake mix to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.

Step 3: Reserve some of the chocolate chips for topping, then fold the rest of them into the muffin batter using a rubber spatula.

Step 4: Line a muffin tin with 12 parchment paper muffin cups. Distribute the muffin batter evenly into the 12 muffin cups , then top with additional chocolate chips and optional granulated sugar sprinkle.

Step 5: Bake the chocolate chip muffins at 350 degrees for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

muffin tin filled with batter

Transfer the muffins to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before storing.We absolutely love how easy and flavorful these chocolate chip muffins!

They are perfectly sweet, so soft, and there is rich melted chocolate in every bite.

Cake mix muffins really are one of the best hacks for when you are craving homemade muffins but want a super simple recipe.

cake mix chocolate chip muffins on a wire cooling rack

These chocolate chip muffins will disappear quickly in your house, that’s for sure. Try making these next time you are craving homemade muffins! You just can’t go wrong with a bakery style chocolate chip muffin like this.

muffins stacked in a bowl
chocolate chip muffins in a muffin tin

These are definitely some of the best chocolate chip muffins I have ever tasted!

Be sure to give these a try for a delicious homemade treat.

chocolate chip muffin with a bite taken out to show the inside

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Muffins

Joy Shull
Make bakery style chocolate chip muffins in a fraction of the time using a box of yellow cake mix!
4.46 from 75 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Cake Mix Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 328 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • cup melted butter
  • 1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Granulated sugar for topping (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Whisk the eggs, milk, melted butter until combined
  • Add the cake mix and stir until just combined (do not over mix)
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, and reserve some for topping
  • Line a muffin tin with 12 parchment paper muffin cups
  • Distribute the muffin batter evenly into the 12 muffin cups , then top with additional chocolate chips and sprinkle on the optional granulated sugar
  • Bake the chocolate chip muffins at 350 degrees for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 320mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 245IUCalcium: 109mgIron: 2mg
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Recipe Rating




Elle

Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

Thank you for this recipe. I just took the muffins out of the oven. They rosé beautifully but contain some powdery bits. Obviously I needed to combine the ingredients more thoroughly but tried not to over mix. The batter looked slightly lumpy so I assumed it would dissolve even more when I folded in the chips and during baking. I’ll try again another day. What should the batter look like? Thanks so much for your time and for your wonderful recipes!

Joy Shull

Wednesday 7th of February 2024

The batter should be smooth with no lumps remaining!

Iris

Sunday 7th of January 2024

Omg Delicious!!!!! My college daughters loved them. Easy moist chocolate chip muffins ❤️❤️❤️

Joy Shull

Monday 8th of January 2024

So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Barb

Wednesday 15th of November 2023

First, I'm not a baker, Second I was crazy enough to volunteer to make muffins for a special event next month at our local post. I printed out this recipe because if I could follow it and turn out great muffins, anyone can. They turned out AMAZING ! Moist, and so incredibly delicious too. I was so impressed that I will always keep this as my favorite and first muffin recipe. Forever a loyal fan of your site.

Joy Shull

Wednesday 15th of November 2023

You made my day! I'm so happy you found my site and enjoyed the recipe :) Thank you for the lovely review!

Maresa

Wednesday 5th of July 2023

If you made mini muffins how would you adjust the bake time?

Joy Shull

Monday 24th of July 2023

I would start with 10-12 minutes, then cook until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Peggy

Thursday 4th of May 2023

Would this recipe work using a chocolate cake mix?

Joy Shull

Friday 5th of May 2023

Yes!