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Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe with a box of cake mix and butterscotch morsels: A Fall Delight.

When fall rolls around, there's nothing quite like the comforting aroma of pumpkin spice wafting through the kitchen. And if you're looking for a quick and easy way to satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings, look no further than these delightful Pumpkin Spice Muffins made with a box of spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin and a generous dose of butterscotch morsels. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the simple steps to create these mouthwatering pumpkin spice muffins that are perfect for cozy autumn mornings or festive gatherings.

I love a delightful dessert that can be effortlessly prepared in a single bowl. These pumpkin spice muffins come together quickly by simply combining all the ingredients in one bowl and transferring the batter to a lined muffin tin. It truly is that easy. Kids love spending time in the kitchen, and this pumpkin spice muffin recipe is ideal for tiny bakers.

What's the difference between canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling? Pumpkin puree and canned pumpkin is different from pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling has added flavors, like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sugar. Canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree is simply pumpkin with no added flavors. Pumpkin pie filling is not recommended for this recipe.

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Ingredients & Instructions

- 1 box of spice cake mix

- 1 can (15 ounces) of pumpkin

- 1/2 cup of butterscotch morsels

- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water

- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

NOTE Begin with 1/4 cup of water, and if the batter appears too thick, incorporate an additional 1/4 cup. Occasionally, while preparing these pumpkin muffins, the batter may turn excessively thick, prompting the addition of extra water.


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly grease it.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the spice cake mix, pumpkin, water and vanilla extract. Stir the ingredients together until well combined. The batter will be thick, but that's perfectly normal.

3. Gently fold in the butterscotch morsels. These sweet morsels will add a delightful contrast to the spiciness of the pumpkin.

4. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full with the batter. You should have enough batter for about 12 muffins.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake, as this can make the muffins dry.

6. Once baked, remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

7. *Optional*: You can sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon or powdered sugar on top for an extra touch of sweetness and decoration.

How To Keep Homemade Muffins Fresh

Here are a couple of handy tips for keeping your homemade muffins fresh. Storing muffins in a ziplock bag can often make them turn soggy and damp. A simple solution is to use a container with a secure lid. Begin by placing a paper towel at the bottom of the container, followed by the muffins, and then another paper towel on top of them. This paper towel will effectively absorb the excess moisture that can make muffins become soggy and sticky. Alternatively, an old-fashioned bread box can be employed in the same manner. Place a tea towel at the bottom of the bread box, arrange the muffins inside, and cover them with another tea towel. It's best to avoid plastic wrap, as it tends to trap moisture.

Enjoy Your Pumpkin Spice Muffins

This easy Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe is a testament to the magic of using a cake mix to simplify your baking while still producing delicious results. The addition of butterscotch morsels adds a delightful twist that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. Whether you savor them with a hot cup of coffee or share them at your next autumn gathering, these muffins are sure to become a fall favorite. Happy baking!

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