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Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Aug. 18, 2022
These easy pumpkin muffins with cake mix are so good, even picky eaters cannot seem to get enough. They're also delicious without frosting or nuts. —Samantha Callahan, Muncie, Indiana
Easy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (16 ounces) pound cake mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, water, pumpkin pie spice and baking soda; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° until a toothpick comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Frost muffins. Sprinkle with pecans if desired. Store in the refrigerator.
Pumpkin Muffins with Cake Mix Tips

How do you store pumpkin muffins?

Like other muffin recipes, you can store these pumpkin muffins for up to 3 to 4 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Here's how to store other baked goods. You can freeze muffins, too!

Can you make mini pumpkin muffins with this recipe?

Yes, you can make mini pumpkin muffins with this recipe. Fill mini muffin cups 2/3 full with batter and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, or for about 12 to 16 minutes. If you like mini muffins, try this traditional chocolate chip mini muffin recipe.

What are some additional mix-ins for this pumpkin muffin recipe?

Some other mix-in ideas for these easy cake mix pumpkin muffins are walnuts or chocolate chips. Or make them a perfect fall treat by adding a cinnamon streusel topping.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor, and Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin: 217 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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