Usually I like to promote the making of things from scratch around here, but sometimes it’s fun to take a few shortcuts and whip something up easily which gives you that home-baked appeal with shop bought ease. I first saw this idea on Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts, and have since seen it in a couple of other places too.
WHAT YOU NEED:
– 1 can of pumpkin (for my fellow UK peeps – you can buy canned pumpkin in Tesco at the moment)
– 1 box cake mix (whatever cake mix you think would go well with pumpkin, you could just go for a simple vanilla cake, but I fancied the look of this Apple & Cinnamon Tray Bake Mix).
Optional extra ingredients:
– A little extra flour (I’ve made these twice with that particular box mix, the first time they were a little TOO moist perhaps, and then I spotted that this mix is only 420g, whereas the other Betty Crocker cake mixes were mainly 450g, so I added some extra flour the second time and they were better).
– Some brown sugar or oats to sprinkle on top.
WHAT YOU DO:
1. Mix the pumpkin into the cake mix.
2. Divide into muffin cases (I divided into 10 cases).
3. If you’re using brown sugar or oats, then sprinkle that on top.
4. Bake at the temperature recommended on the cake box for 15-20 mins until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.