Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

These Pumpkin Muffins Are Made with a Cake Mix!

It’s pumpkin season — yay! I could eat pumpkin all day long.

In fact, when our family ate these yummy chocolate chip pumpkin muffins we also had — drum roll please — creamy, pumpkin soup!

You can never have too much pumpkin in one day, right?

Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

Do you ever bake with cake mixes?

I started my cake mix journey a few years ago.

Baking with cake mixes have cut my baking time down drastically and cut my clean-up time in half.

Pumpkin Muffins from Cake Mix

You’re in for a treat!

These muffins are super-easy because they’re made with carrot cake mix! Only five ingredients and BAM!

You have gorgeous, moist, irresistible chocolate chip, pumpkin muffins that will melt in your mouth!

I do use fresh pumpkin puree, but feel free to use canned to save you some time in the kitchen!

Easy cake mix chocolate chip muffins recipe

One tiny ingredient in these muffins make them stand out for their moist, fluffiness.

Do you want to guess what it is?


Butter Makes Pumpkin Muffins Better!

Easy cake mix pumpkin muffin recipe

As often as possible, I always replace the oil in cake mixes with butter.

And when I bake cakes, I always add an extra egg.

It’s how I make treats taste like their from a bakery!

Taste counts for everything when you’re making pumpkin muffins!

These cutie muffins not only will please your family, but also will please your friends during the holidays!

For home-made gifts, try baking up a mini version of cake mix pumpkin muffins and wrapping them in a bag with a cutesy bow or ribbon.

Easy Cake mix Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Pumpkin Muffins Make Great Gifts!

Teachers, friends and neighbors will appreciate your thought and the amazing taste of these pumpkin muffins.

I guarantee no one will complain about the added chocolate chips!

I remember when I received my first homemade muffins as a teacher’s gift.

Mmm…they were amazing.

I bet they used margarine or butter too!

Of all my teacher gifts that year, I truly treasured the homemade muffins because they were thoughtful and made with love.

Those gifts are rare these days, so do your part and share the love by sending someone a gift of muffins — you won’t regret you did!

Before you try this recipe, take note.

Please make sure you do not use yellow or white cake mix.

Only use carrot cake or spice cake mix.

Pumpkin Muffins Need Carrot Cake or Spice Cake Mix

The carrot and spice cake mix come with your fave fall flavors that make these muffins explode with fall flavor.

Also, make sure you only use 15 oz of pumpkin, not an ounce more.

There really are times when too much of a good thing is TOO much!

Enjoy your chocolate chip muffins and let me know how using butter or margarine made a HUGE difference for you!

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Pumpkin Lasagna

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Turnovers

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie

easy chocolate chip pumpkin muffins

Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 box carrot cake mix, 18.25 oz
  • 1 egg
  • 15 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons margarine


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farheinheit.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat together teh cake mix, egg, pumpkin and margarine. Beat for three minutes.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon muffin batter into parchment lined of lightly greased muffin cups. Batter will be thick.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes nad remove from oven.
  6. Once slightly cooled, gently remove muffins from pan using a butter knife to keep edges from sticking.
  7. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

Nutrition values are estimates only, and are provided only as a courtesy.

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