Recipe by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
Longmeadow Farm is trying something new. I feel inspired to make a nice warm treat, one that is a little less caloric but still captures that down on the farm taste. This recipe was adapted from a blog "Culinary Adventures" and since I had some canned pumpkin in the old pantry, I considered, and pondered and thought what the heck! After all, I don't need to be looking like one of our beautiful cows, "Flossy" as she is about ready to calve. And besides, it would be nice to fit into a smaller size overalls for the farm chores. Please note, my oven bakes these in exactly 15 minutes. I also have a pizza stone that stays put in the oven all the time, and radiates the heat a bit more. However; you may have to adjust baking times up or down depending on the accuracy of your oven. Most people are stating the 18 minute mark. I use the toothpick method of sticking it in the middle of the muffin to check for doneness. If it comes out clean, then your in business. Also note: I make these now for my vegan son, using a cake mix that is only soy and wheat based and a special dark chocolate that does not contain any dairy or eggs as well. For fun and frolic, I give em' a boost of sprinkled powdered sugar on the top.
Top Review by Lalaloula
Oh Andi, seriously, this recipe is amazing! I would have never thought that it would work out, but it did and very well so. The muffins came out brownie like and fudgy with such an intense chocolate flavour. I wasnt missing anything at all! YUM!
I made half the recipe using this recipe Recipe #129855, but reducing the sugar to 1/4 cup, which was plenty for me and omitting the shortening. For the choc chips I used 1/4 cup mini semi sweet morsels.
Ill surely make these again, they are wonderful! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing a true winner here with us, hon!
Made and reviewed for the Turning Over A New Leaf Challenge in the Diabetic Forum January 2012.
- 1 (18 ounce) box chocolate cake mix (can be devils food or dark chocolate)
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin (not pie filling)
- 6 ounces chocolate chips
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix all three ingredients completely together.
- I use my stand mixer and really mix it well.
- It's important to remember this will be very thick and you may ponder about this, but really it's okay.
- Scoop into sprayed muffin tins with a small iced tea spoon.
- Bake at 350 for around 15-18 minutes.