I saw these last week over at Butter Yum and knew I had to give them a try! Patricia at Butter Yum said that she first saw these on the cooking show called Hungry Girl. It’s funny because I just saw the Hungry Girl show for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Some of her recipes seemed extreme and I am not a fan of artificial sweeteners and the show I watched seemed to use nothing but artificial everything…..I wish I would have caught the episode when she made these tasty muffins. Patricia at Butter Yum said she hesitated posting these because she is known for being a “bake from scratch baker”. But who can resist something this quick and easy? If you have time, check out her blog…she really has some wonderful recipes.
Anyway, the main reason they caught my eye….besides the fact that they are made of chocolate….is they only take two ingredients! Yes, just two! One can of pumpkin and one cake mix. Each muffin has only 181 calories. I read through some of the comments on Butter Yum’s post and someone suggested to add 1/2 cup of water because the batter is so thick. So that is what I did.
With your mixer, combine your cake mix with 1 can of pureed pumpkin and the half cup of water. I mixed for about 2 minutes on medium. Fill your cupcake pan that is lined with paper cupcake cups and Bake at 350 for about 18 to 20 minutes. That’s it! These will definitely give you a chocolate fix if that’s what you need.
Another comment on Butter Yum’s blog post recommend adding in some chocolate chips and another person said this works great with a spice cake mix too. The pumpkin and the spice cake together would make a great combo don’t you think? Will definitely be giving that a try too. See, I told you these were quick and easy!