Monday, October 19, 2009

Chocolate Pumpkin Mini-Muffins


Have you made those muffins that call just for a box of cake mix and a can of pumpkin?


I made them last year, but I had forgotten all about them until blog hopping one day brought me to The Bake-Off Flunkie. It's really a great blog and she posted a similar recipe, but with CHOCOLATE cake mix and chocolate chips. Now why hadn't I thought of that?!?

This is the easiest recipe. The pumpkin keeps the muffins moist, adds fiber and makes me feel a little less guilty eating 7 of them in one sitting. ;)

Chocolate Pumpkin Mini-Muffins
(makes approx 43 mini muffins)

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
1/2 c mini chocolate chips
2 egg whites
2 TBSP water

Preheat the oven to 375. Grease the insides of your mini muffin liners, otherwise the muffins will stick to the paper. (I use vegetable oil and a paper towel for this job.) Place in mini muffin tins.


{Yes, it is a pain, but it'll give you more time to appreciate the cuteness of your liners.}

In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until a little foamy.


Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until well-blended. Use a tablespoon to fill prepared baking cups. Bake for about 13-15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from pans and let cool on a rack.

Disclaimer: See those chocolate chips on the top of every muffin? I added those as soon as they came out of the oven because without them they looked a little like, ahem, poop muffins. These are not elegant looking muffins. Call 'em poo-poo muffins if you have boys; we did. You won't hurt my feelings. Don't let that stop you from eating them, though!


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42 comments:

  1. These look yummy! I tasted a chocolate-pumpkin pie on a trip to NY and love the combination... love the liners, Bridget!!

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  2. sounds good! just bought a can of pumpkin this weekend with no idea what I was going to do with it...maybe these!!

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  3. Oh that sounds WONDERFUL!!! I'm headed to the store today, I have a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake brownies I'm going to try - I think I'll get the stuff to make these as well! - I think my family is going to turn orange from all the pumpkin I've been baking! LOL

    ~TidyMom

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  4. These are delicious!! (Thanks for letting me test them for you ;D)

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  5. great idea! I never would have thought of combining chocolate with pumpkin!!

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  6. My son is now begging me to make the poo muffins lol. They look tasty :D pumpkin and chocolate, yum!!

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  7. Adorei o uso de abóbora na massa. Imagino que delícia ficou!
    E as forminhas são lindas, mas na minha cidade ainda não encontrei desse tipo.
    Bjs.

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  8. Those were awesome and did not last nearly long enough. They tasted as good as they look in the picture...I promise!

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  10. Sounds delish! Love your new design!

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  11. These sound so tasty...and I LOVE your new blog design!!

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  12. Mmm, sounds delicious, and easy!

    I was totally going to see if your blog designer could take a look at mine - I was bummed to see that she only does Blogger designs!

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  13. Yum!
    I just made pumpkin waffles last night (will be posting the recipe tonight),
    but this would be way easier and ....yum chocolate.....

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  14. DIVINE!!!! Love it and will give it a go today (or tomorrow). Love your new blog - looks great!

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  15. Oh my goodness, Bridget! I'm trying these this next weekend. Promise.

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  16. Try this with spice cake instead of chocolate cake. Absolute HEAVEN.

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  17. Oh Mac would love it if I told him they were poo poo muffins!

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  18. I love chocolate and pumpkin together. I posted a cake today:) We are on the same page!

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  19. I love these! The simplicity lends itself to a high domed muffin that I'd be delighted to sink my teeth into. You call 'em what you like, but I'll call them my next cake-mix recipe to try.

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  20. YUM! They look so moist and delicious!

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  21. Mmm, I love pumpkin and chocolate together! I wonder if I could just drop these on a cookie sheet and make cookies instead of cupcakes?

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  22. New Momma...yes! You can! Click the link above for the recipe from The Bake Off Flunkie. That's how she made hers. :)

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  23. Yeah, with two boys of my own who knows what "creative" names they could dream up! :)
    ~ingrid

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  24. Those cupcakes look Ah-mazing!

    Love the combo of chocolate and pumpkin - Very creative. Not to mention Yummy!

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  25. I just blogged about these recently. The recipe I used leaves out the eggs. However, your "after' pictures are adorable. I left mine off because of the unfortunate "poo" factor. They were gone in a minute so it didn't stop anyone from eating them!

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  26. Hey Dee! I added the eggs to give them a little more rise. I've tried them without the egg whites and they bake in exactly the same shape as they were plopped into the muffin cups. This way, they're a little more puffy. :)

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  27. Thanks for sharing! I think I am going to have to try this recipe!

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  28. What a great combination! These look really good!!!

    -Amy
    www.singforyoursupperblog.com

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  29. These look moist and delicious- the perfect thing for our annual Halloween buffet.

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  30. Hello! How long would I bake these in a regular size muffin tin and at what temperature? Thank you!

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  31. I made these yesterday. They are absolutely delicious! Even my picky eater loves them, and that's saying a lot! Thanks for the recipe.

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  32. As I write, my second tray of these is coming out of the oven....so yummy! I added the chips on top too. They are supposed to be for "teacher treats" day on Friday BUT...I may have to make another batch...I have already eaten FOUR!!!! By the way, Bridget, I posted a link to your blog on my facebook....wanted to share your beautiful, informative, and fun site with all my friends. Miss ya!

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  33. Hey Terri....yay!!! So glad you like them. :) Miss you, too!

    Robbin...I'd use the same temp and start checking them at around 18-20 minutes. (Just a guess, though.)

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  34. I loved your pics and I was in too much or hurry getting everything ready and set up when I realized minutes before people showed up that I hadn't cleaned the bathroom.... no time for pictures since that took precedence! I hope its okay I used the pic, I thought I should put a credit under it too along with the link. I will change that now, I hope I didn't upset you. I was quite honored to see a comment from you though since I have been drooling over your blog for months. =)

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  35. KJB...I know, don't you hate the last minute bathroom clean-up? ;)

    No worries! If you get a chance to add the picture credit, that would be great. I'm so glad you made them.

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  36. I can't wait to make these! This weekend, my daughter will be home and she will love them! The cupcake papers are so cute!
    ~Nancy

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  37. Spray the liners with Pam, it worked well. And to make them more pumpkin-y, I added pumpkie pie spice too - so delicious!!!!!

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  38. This look delicious, I will try to make this for my girlfriend. Thank you for a tip.

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  39. LOL! I **love** your poo muffins!! Thanks for the shout-out! :)

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  40. The best muffin that i can imagine ever!..Can't wait to try this over the weekend. My kids will surely love this

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