Mmmmm… now, that’s a great breakfast.
But back to the universe.
First of all, I finally ordered one of the Pick Your Plum grab boxes in June. There were some super cute cupcake papers – like 300 of them, here’s one pack:
Awesome, right? Except the day before I got my box, I found some really cute cupcake papers in the dollar bins at Michael’s! Like… 300 of them. So I currently have a stash of around 600 fun papers that looks like this:
So. Cupcake and muffin time. Stat.
I was also cleaning out my cupboards over the weekend, and discovered a cake mix in the back. I thought, hmm, I wonder if that’s expired. So I checked.
Nudge from the universe #2… uh, use this mix. Immediately. In your cute new papers. Nudge #3 is when my friend Kate pinned it yesterday from Sweet Verbena.
OK universe, you win… fortunately, it was a win-win – the recipe is very simple, and it turned out great!
- 1 box cake mix in your choice of flavor
- 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin
Bake in papers or greased tins for 18-22 minute at 350 degrees. Optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Yep, that’s it! My kind of recipe!
It makes a rather stiff batter, so it will cook a little bit lumpy. They come out looking almost exactly how they went in. The above photo is before cooking, the below photo is after.
I did dust mine with powdered sugar. I’m not normally big on making my baked goods fancy, but it goes so far toward presentation, and a little powdered sugar is easy to do.
As far as how they taste – let me say, they are quite good. Not as delicious as Panera, and the texture is a little bit spongy. But they have no egg, for those who can’t have egg, and no oil, so making them up this way is a lot more diet-friendly, for those of you watching it. And they are SO easy. So overall – totally worth it! I’ll definitely use this recipe again!
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