Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I normally dislike pumpkin, but these muffins are such a great blend of other ingredients, that the pumpkin actually is quite good. These would be great for the holidays.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) box spice cake mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin pie mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup baking walnuts (optional)
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar vanilla frosting (optional) or 1 (12 ounce) jarcheesecake icing (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease muffin pan, or use paper muffin cups to avoid sticking.
  3. Mix spice cake, pumpkin, chocolate chips, walnuts, and water in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Fill cups to the brim for large muffins, fill half-way for smaller ones.
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on size.
  6. Spread icing over the tops when they have cooled.
Most Helpful

I like these muffins for the moistness and flavor of the spice cake. These seem more like a cupcake than a average muffin especially if frosted. I personally didn't like the chocolate chips in this. I thought it was overpowering and I only used a cup. It might have been better with milk chocolate. Something about that semi-sweet just didn't seem to fit. Just my taste. My daughter really enjoyed them just the way they are and insisted they get a 5. I am sure I would love them without the chocolate and plan to repeat that way.

ZaarAddict August 11, 2008