Friday, March 2, 2012

It's Either A Cupcake Or A Muffin. I Need A Verdict.

I am whipping through my recipes pinboard on Pinterest.  I mean, I am trying so many of the recipes I've pinned, which makes me feel like less of a fraud, constantly pinning everything that I never actually attempt.  I came, I pinned, I conquered.

This recipe (can you call a two-ingredient concoction a 'recipe'?) was from this pin.  All you need is yellow cake mix and a 15oz can of pumpkin.

Mix these two ingredients together.  I figured, "Hey, why use the mixer for this? I'm a tough girl, I can mix this by hand.  'Cause I'm strong.  And awesome.  And super."

Please, use the hand mixer.  Just trust me here.

Once it's all mixed up, it looks something like this.  It's a pretty thick batter.  That's why you should use the mixer.

I spooned it into some silicon muffin liners.  Those things rock my socks.  For realsies.

And then, bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.  Let those bad boys cool.

If I had it all to do over again, I probably would have smoothed out the batter before baking.  They turned out a bit lumpy at the top, because the batter was so thick.  'Priscilla,' you're asking, 'how will you ever fix such a thing?'

Cream cheese icing.  It is the answer to most questions in life.

I see you salivating.  You don't have to hide that from me, not after all we've been through.

This recipe is so simple, it might not really be a 'recipe'.  Try it. Don't forget the cream cheese icing.  Comment after you're out of your deliciousness coma.

Oh, and FYI: I had to run out after I made these and in my 'mom-trying-to-do-eleven-hundred-things-at-once' mode, I didn't wrap these up.  Those muffin/cupcake things were still soft and moist when I came back HOURS LATER.  So yeah... those are some moist... mupcakes? Cuffins?  Whatevs.

Thrifty Crafty Girl


  1. Not sure what to call them but they look good, and yes cream cheese icing is a perfectly good answer to lots of things! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You can also use a spice cake mix in place of the yellow one. I love those and they are so easy! I have silicon liners also and we love them!

  3. I think Weight Watchers calls them muffins...that's where I first came across this recipe. Think I will make some again soon - I put pumpkin pie spice in mine too. (i put that in everything!) ummmm cream cheese frosting.......

  4. I would say from the toughness of the batter they would be muffins but you may just have to make up a new name for it like cuffins or mupins, or muffcakes. No matter what they are they look so yummy!


  5. Never tried pumpkin in a cake before but it sounds weirdly good! :) Very pretty!

  6. Yum! I go with muffins, I also had a recipe from weight watchers, but I don't think mine used a cake mix. Mix is much easier than each ingredient. These look moist but not to moist. Thanks for the idea, (I don't think I have pined this one yet). :O

  7. I've made these with 1/2 bag of cinnamon chips before, but I added water to thin the batter. They are very low-cal (I'm thinking 2 or 3 points on the Weight Watchers scale, if I remember correctly). They're yummy!!

  8. Woo hoo!I found the tinned pumpkin in the UK I am on a mission for a similar cake mix to bake these for the weekend treat. Thank you for the recipe!


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