Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

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These cake mix pumpkin muffins are made with a box of yellow cake mix. Just 4 ingredients and only take 5 minutes to prep! This pumpkin muffin recipe is sure to be a family favorite this fall.

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These are the easiest pumpkin muffins!

Pumpkin cake mix muffins make a great fall treat that only take minutes to throw together. Cake mix recipes are a great way to make something homemade in a fraction of the time!

These cake mix muffins only need 5 minutes to prep, and are ready from start to finish in just half an hour. 

We are making these, cake mix apple cobbler, cake mix pumpkin bars, cake mix pumpkin cookies, and cake mix pumpkin bread on repeat this fall!

Perfect for when you want a pumpkin treat along with your homemade pumpkin cold brew.

muffin with brown sugar on top

How to make pumpkin muffins from cake mix

Step 1: Beat together a box of yellow cake mix, one can of pumpkin, the cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.

Step 2: Line a muffin tin with parchment paper liners (these will not stick to the muffins), and distribute the batter into 12 cups.

Tip: If you use regular liners, just spray them with cooking spray so that they do not stick.

Step 3: Sprinkle the tops of the muffin batter with brown sugar. This step is optional, but adds a nice touch!

Step 4: Bake the pumpkin muffins at 350 degrees for 22 – 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

yellow cake mix, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice

How to customize these pumpkin muffins

  • Make gluten free pumpkin muffins: simply substitute a box of your favorite gluten free yellow cake mix.
  • Make it more wholesome: use a box of more natural cake mix and top with coconut sugar. 
  • Add toppings: Substitute the brown sugar topping for mini chocolate chips, or chopped up pecans or walnuts.
muffin cut open with melted butter on it

What does pumpkin replace in baking?

Pumpkin replaces oil or butter in baking, which is why we don’t need any in this recipe!

How do I store pumpkin muffins?

For best results, store muffins in an airtight container and eat within 2-4 days. Line the airtight container with paper towels for best results.

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4.48 from 338 votes

Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

By: Joy Shull
Easy 4 ingredient pumpkin muffins made from cake mix! These easy fall themed muffins are made from yellow cake mix and just 3 other ingredients.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Total: 27 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 1 15 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 15 oz canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Brown sugar, for topping (optional)

Instructions 

  • Beat together the yellow cake mix, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon until combined
  • Line a muffin tin with parchment paper liners (these will not stick to the muffins) or spray regular muffin liners with cooking spray
  • Distribute batter into the 12 muffin tins
  • Sprinkle tops with brown sugar (optional)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 22 – 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

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Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 316mg, Potassium: 95mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 5516IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 102mg, Iron: 1mg
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27 Comments

  1. I almost didn’t make them it didn’t look like not enough ingredients. But I’m glad I did they are delicious

  2. And I’ve been making mine from scratch lol NEVER AGAIN! I love this recipe and you can “customize” any way you like! Made it exactly as the recipe and will add craisins next time. So good and thank you for sharing!

  3. Admittedly, I was skeptical about these—it sounded too easy—but they turned out great! Super moist and pumpkiny, we took some to our neighbors and they loved them! I kind of feel like I cheated using such a simple recipe haha. Will be saving this as a pumpkin season staple!

  4. I make these all the time but I use spice cake mis and omit the other spices, also sometimes add chopped nuts or raisins

    1. Just cake mix, plus the other ingredients in the recipe card. Not the ingredients listed on the back of the box.

  5. So yummy! Followed recipe. Added white chocolate chips. Brown sugar on top…..great recipe!