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Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

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.

cake mix muffin with brown sugar on top

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. 

Perfect for when you want a pumpkin treat but don’t really feel like baking. 

muffin with brown sugar on top

how to make pumpkin muffins from cake mix

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

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

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

Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with brown sugar.

This step is optional, but adds a nice touch!

Bake 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

To make gluten free: simply sub a box of your favorite gluten free yellow cake mix.

To make more wholesome: use a box of more natural cake mix and top with coconut sugar. 

Other fun ways to change up these muffins would be to add toppings like mini chocolate chips or chopped walnuts or pecans in place of the brown sugar.

This recipe is so easy, and so customizable!

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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Yellow Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Yield: 12 muffins

Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

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

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 Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) box yellow cake mix
  • 15 oz canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Brown sugar, for topping (optional)

Instructions

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

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Mary Calarese

Friday 30th of October 2020

do you add the eggs oil and water to the cake mix?

Joy Shull

Friday 30th of October 2020

You just use the ingredients listed in the recipe card and follow the instructions. Do not use the ingredients from the cake mix box.

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