Yummy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by KCH33444

A healthy twist on a classic muffin! This recipe was given to me by a fellow volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club in Chicago. She brought these for the kids and they loved them (along with the adults)!

Top Review by grapefruit

i love these! just made them to take along to a friends house .. since this was my first time trying a recipe like this, i made a 'test batch' of 6 muffins first: i used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix and added 1/4 a cup of water to begin with and mixed the batter by hand. the muffins came out unbelievably moist and fudgy. so i added another 1/4 cup of water to the batter in which i mixed in about 1/2 a tsp of espresso powder, and threw in about 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips to make the muffins truly decadent. they're baking as i write this & can't wait to try them out. thanks for the recipe, KCK3 - i will be making these again and again.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 12-34 cup water
  • white frosting (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put cake mix in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup water with pumpkin puree.
  4. Slowly stir in pumpkin mixture to cake mix. Add more water if batter is too thick. (HINT It should be thicker than normal cake batter).
  5. Line muffin cups and fill 3/4 with batter.
  6. Bake according to cake box directions.
  7. Top with optional frosting when cool.

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