2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

"This is too good to be true, right? With a box of cake mix and a can of pumpkin, you can have muffins in no time! Adapted from sparkpeople.com."
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Ready In:


  • 18 ounces spice cake mix
  • 15 ounces pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)


  • Simply mix the pumpkin and the spice cake mix together with electric mixer until well combined. (At this point you may also want to throw in some nuts or raisins, if you like.).
  • Spoon into paper lined small muffin/cupcake tins, 2/3 full. (The batter is very thick and doesn't "settle", so you may wish to smooth the tops if you care what the finished product looks like!).
  • Bake at 350* 18-22 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

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  1. I have made this for years.. I do many different variations... adding raisens, craisens, coconut, nuts and glaze. They are always moist and delicious. The only thing I have never done is put them in muffin form. I usually use a small ice cream scoop and put on a pan so they make little cake like cookies.
  2. WOW...soooooooooo moist. Added cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/4 cup water like another reviewer stated. Added walnuts and M&M's too. EXCELLENT! Thank you Karen ! Will definitely make this again and will share this recipe with my friends. Baked mine 18 minutes exactly in my electric oven at 350 degrees.
  3. Wonderful! Just tried this recipe after seeing it posted on Facebook. I used the spice cake mix and after reading all the reviews, I also made some adjustments. I used 2 Tbl of milk, 1 egg and since I didn't have applesauce, I peeled and minced an apple. I amped up the spices, because I love "fall" spices. Used another tsp of cinnamon and a 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice. Threw in a handful of raisins, too! I also used my electric beater and an ice cream scoop, as it is a very thick and stiff batter. I cooked them at 325 for 25 minutes. They turned out perfectly. Very moist and held together completely. My husband is not a pumpkin fan, but he inhaled one as soon as they cooled! Happy eating!
  4. These are soooo easy.I had a spice cake mix..aded 1 tsp Pumpkin pie mix and the can of pumpkin..it was so stiff I could barely mix it so I added 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water and they were perfect..next time I will add cranberries and maybe some chopped walnuts..if I can keep my husband out of them long enough I think cream chees glaze will be the finishing touch. My husband just said they are better than the ones I pay 4$ a dozen for and probably healthier!
  5. Made these tonight with a yellow cake mix and added 2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice. Batter is dry but keep mixing to get the most lumps of mix out. They don't absorb like regular muffins do because they don't have a lot of liquid in the mix. They are really good. Will try with raisins next time. A light glaze drizzled on top would be good too. Was crazy about texture but tasted good. Husband loved them.


  1. I added 2 tbsp of melted coconut oil and 2 tbsp of water
  2. Added an egg, some apple sauce, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. I'm no cook but I do very occasionally bake so I thought I'd give these a try and they came out just fine. Another review said it was too hard to mix but using a hand blender worked just fine. Next time I would use a spice cake mix instead of yellow cake and add pumpkin pie spice. They're not super sweet so I think a vanilla glaze would be good too. Otherwise they're pretty tasty and, of course, super easy.
  4. I used carrot cake mix instead of spice and added raisins, yummy!
  5. Wow! These are so moist and delicious that it's hard to believe there's nothing more than cake mix and pumpkin. I used devils food cake mix instead of the spice cake and they turned out very fudgy and yummy without being overly sweet. They have a great texture too. This made 24 mini muffins and 5 regular sized muffins. Thanks for posting!


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