My kids have been bugging me all week to make something sweet; they love when I’m home all day on the weekends and spoil them with goodies and homemade dinners. I wasn’t really planning on making muffins, but since the bugging wouldn’t stop, I checked my pantry and I found a cake mix and a pumpkin puree. I figured something would come out if I mix those two. I googled and found a few items on pinterest, some looked great some looked like a shriveled up apple after it was on the counter for 4 days. So I decided to take a risk and make it; can’t win if you don’t gable, right? Well.. you can guess, since it made it to the blog, it was a HUGE success.
This is what you need for the Pumpkin Muffins/Cupcakes
Simple… One box of your favorite cake mix, I had the Halloween one in the cabinet and a 15 oz can or package of Pumpkin Puree; that’s it!!
This is how to make the Simple Pumpkin Muffins/Cupcakes
Add your ingredients to the mixer
That’s all there is to it….. Once they are mixed, fill a muffin or cupcake pan; wet your fingers and smooth out the tops of your muffins/cupcakes. The batter will be thick and sticky, but with wet fingers it will be simple to smooth them out. Pre-Heat oven at 350F and place in oven for 20-25 minutes; till toothpick comes out clear.
That’s it.. SO simple; yet they were AMAZING!! I had no problem with them cooking, looking like a shriveled apple or tasting blaaa.. they were moist, looked like muffins/cupcakes with all the other stuff included; yet they have less ingredients, no oil, no eggs and nothing JUST Pumpkin and the mix!!
They almost tasted like “cookie dough” once they came out of the oven, super moist, silky tasting; not really rich either; until you add the cream toping, so you can either add whip cream or leave it off; up to you. This will be a dessert that everyone will love at your next dinner party.
Now aren’t they simple? Have you made simple treats
for your family yet?