Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Family Bucket List: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffin Cakes

Happy 1st day of Fall!

Now that it's officially Fall, I'm going to take this still oh so hot and sweaty Texas Fall by storm and celebrate until I'm so falled out (I just made up a word, didn't I?) and am wishing for Christmas. Wait, who am I kidding? Ya'll know I'm always wishing for Christmas. But that's not what today's post is about. It's time to focus on our Fall Family Bucket List - here is this year's list. With so many fun tasks to choose from, I didn't know where to start so I just started with the first activity listed.


Last year, I came across this PIN. It's a 2 ingredient pumpkin muffin. It was a huge hit with Connor who was just starting to try solid foods and let's face it, it was the easiest muffin recipe ever. This morning, we had a play date and I wanted to take a Fall treat to share with CJ's friends and my fellow Mommas and I thought I would take this simple pumpkin muffin recipe and make it my own.


Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffin Cakes
1 box of Spice Cake cake mix
1 15 oz can of pumpkin 
3 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 pack of baking cups

Ready for the ridiculously easy directions? Mix the spice cake mix, pumpkin and chocolate chips together. Fill the muffin cup up 3/4 of the way full. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes. And BAM! You have the most amazing, incredibly moist muffin/cupcake with just a hint of both pumpkin and chocolate flavors. The best part? Kid tested and approved!

Now that you've got a simple pumpkin to enjoy this Fall, you can kick back with your PSL, watch some football (Go Buckeyes! Go Bengals!) and know that life doesn't get much better than this! 

39 comments:

  1. MMhhhhh yummy!!! Thanks for organizing this link up! Great idea!!

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    1. No problem! It's a great way to get ideas of how to make the most of your Fall.

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  2. That is awesome! I was going to post a recipe for pumpkin bread this week that I thought was easy... I think this may have it beat! I will have to give these a try soon.

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    1. Oh this is so easy. I know there is a way to do it from scratch but this worked best for our needs for the play date.

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  3. Yes! I made these last year (or was it the year before?), and the simplicity was mind blowing. Marcus has *really* been into muffins lately (spoiler alert: I'm linking up my muffin recipe next week), and we're almost through the batch I made. These look PERFECT, and I know M will have his mind blown if there is chocolate in them.

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    1. These were a huge it with the play date today. I think I'll be making them again, too!

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  4. I love making these muffins and I love that you added chocolate chips! I'll have to give it a try!

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    1. Do it! So simple and tasty and your house will smell so good in the process.

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  5. these sound delicious! I'll have to make them once it's quite cold here ( it's cooled down this week, but still in the 90's lol) thanks for sharing them :D

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    1. It's not exactly cold here either but we are enjoying cooler temps so I just had to make a Fall treat to kick off the autumn season.

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  6. Why must you always post such delicious things? Now I want to eat everything. Thanks...
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://theaccidentalmama.com

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    1. It's hard to resist these, that's for sure.

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  7. Yes, love these pumpkin muffins, been making them for a few years now and they are so delicious and SO easy! :)

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    1. I love a quick recipe that doesn't require too much time since I don't have a lot to waste.

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    1. They are so tasty.. my little one is asking for another one.

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  9. I've made these before but never added the chocolate chips, will need to do that next time!

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    1. Oh do it! So good and Connor loved them so I'm sure Hunter will as well.

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  10. These look scrumptious!!! I am super excited for fall and pumpkin EVERYTHING!!! I will be making these very soon! Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks!

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    1. Oh no problem. It's an easy recipe and it was a huge hit with everyone who had one.

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  11. mix and fill! Those are my kind of directions!! The faster to the belly is always good in my book. Esp the smell. The quicker to make the house smell like fall heaven the better.

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    1. You doesn't love easy directions, right? They smelled so good, my house was filled with pumpkin.

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  12. No! Seriously? It's THAT easy?! Man, I am so making these this weekend! YUM!

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    1. Do it. And let Mason help. Connor helped and loved it.

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  13. These look amazing! (And easy, too, which is a HUGE bonus!) Pinning for when the fall baking mood hits!

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    1. Easy is the way to go our home. We don't have a lot of time so this was perfect!

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  14. Thank you for the invite to join your party!

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    1. No problem! I wanted your bucket list to be seen by others.

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  15. Can you believe that I've never tasted pumpkin?! I'm determined to give it a try this October and those muffins look delicious, the chocolate chips won me over. I'm linking up too :) xo

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    1. Why haven't you? Oh my. This is so unbelievable.

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  16. Ohh my goodness these muffins sound amazing!!! HAPPY FALL!!!! :)

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    1. And your house will smell amazing too!!

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  17. Getting these ingredients this weekend!!!! Thank you for sharing. :) I just love Fall and all the yumminess that comes with it!

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    1. This will be a favorite of yours for sure. And I think Mason will LOVE THEM.

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  18. Thank you for linking up at Friday PrideDay Pinterest Party! Now I have a new to come to! Thanks! Jody53 on Pinterest Not to mention how good these pumpkin muffins look! I have to make these!

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    1. Thanks! I discovered some fabulous pins from the linkup, too.

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  19. I need to make these or someone needs to bring me these, asap! haha YUM!

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