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March 30, 2023

Two-Ingredient Muffins

So I kept hearing about these magic muffins that required only two ingredients to make — a can of pumpkin and a box of cake mix, in just about any flavor (although we heard that devil’s food and spice cake were the best options).  Decided to give it a whirl, since I happened to have a can of pumpkin and a yellow cake mix sitting in the cupboard.  I had my doubts as I mixed up a pretty thick batter, but you know what?  By golly, it worked!  I got a dozen muffins that were moist and tasty, so now I’m on to try it out with a chocolate version!  Below is my own concoction, but I like the looks of this one from the blog I Heart Naptime (pictured)! – Sherry Hang


  • One 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • One box yellow cake mix

I added some extra spices to give it a fall flavor, and made a crumble topping to sprinkle on top:

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger

For crumble topping (kind of guessing here, because I pretty much just eyeballed everything):

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbs. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. clove


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