Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sinful Chocolate "Muffins"

I really think these should be called Sinful Chocolate Cupcakes, because they're WAY too rich to fall into the category of anything I consider to be close to a muffin - but whatever. :) Today is my birthday (happy birthday to me!) so I'm sharing the recipe for one of my favorite yummy chocolate treats. It's one of the few recipes I have memorized because it's so super-easy. Enjoy!!

Sinful Chocolate Muffins/Cupcakes

1 can pumpkin
1 chocolate cake mix
1 bag semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the pumpkin with the chocolate cake mix till everything is well mixed, then stir in the chocolate chips. Either use cupcake liners or spray muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Fill muffin cups almost full (they won't rise much). Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set.

Note: These are actually better the second day. Warm them slightly, then serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And no worries, you seriously can't taste the pumpkin. I promise!


  1. It's going on my grocery list right now, so I just want to verify. What size can? And straight pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix, right?

    I can't wait to try this! And I'm not even gonna tell my kids it has pumpkin in it. :)

  2. It's the big-ish can. I think it's around 30 oz. I bought a few cans of pumpkin to use to make pie and ended up with more than I needed, so this is a great use for it! Another plus is that all the ingredients are shelf-stable, so you can always have them on hand (which is actually a bit dangerous -- you'll know what I mean when you try them!).

    I didn't tell my kids or my hubby they had pumpkin in them and everyone loved them! :)

  3. And yes, straight pumpkin. :)

  4. Thank you! Between the frozen chocolate chip cookies and these muffins, looks like we're gonna have a yummy weekend! :)

  5. very cool!! Mallory loves pumpkin ANYTHING