2 Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

by Amy
12 muffins
25 min

These easy fall muffins that come together with just two ingredients- Devil’s Food cake mix, and a 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree. These tasty muffins are better for you and do not contain any oil or eggs. his simple recipe is perfect for busy mornings or when you’re craving a quick snack.

Fluffy pumpkin muffins in a cupcake pan.

Who doesn’t love a moist, fluffy, and flavorful, muffin? While store-bought muffins can be convenient, nothing beats a homemade muffin fresh out of the oven during the chilly months. Pumpkin muffins are a fall favorite, and this recipe only requires two ingredients making them my fave! That’s right, just two!

If you love simple baked goods with just a few ingredient items, you might also enjoy these 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix cookies or these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.

Why I Love these Muffins

  • Weight Watchers Friendly
  • Low calorie & fat content per muffin
  • Quick to make
  • Tastes yummy
  • Family friendly
Pumpkin napkin with canned pumpkin and chocolate cake mix.
Chocolate Pumpkin Muffin Ingredients

The beauty of these muffins is that they only require 2 grocery items or ingredients.

Canned Pumpkin – Not pumpkin pie filling as that is thinner contains salt, and other spices. You just need one 15-ounce can for these.

Cake Mix – You can use French Vanilla, Yellow, Spice, or White cake mix. They all work and taste delicious with these cookies.

Optional add-ins – You can add a half cup of nuts, or chocolate chips to add some additional texture to these. You could also sprinkle on some powdered sugar, pumpkin spice, or frosting of your choice.

Puree pumpkin and cake mix in a glass bowl with a whisk.
Making Two Ingredient Muffins

Preheat the oven & add muffin liners to your tin.

Add the cake mix and the full can of pumpkin to the mixing bowl. Whisk until thick and fluffy.

Fluffy chocolate muffin batter.

Use an ice cream scooper to eject the very thick batter into the muffin liners. This helps the batter to release! It is okay if the batter is a little over 3/4 of the way full. These muffins do not rise too much like traditional muffins.

Chocolate muffin batter in white liners.

Bake until tops feel springy and a tester inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. (About 20-22 minutes)

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes near ingredients on wooden table.

Allow the muffins to cool for about 5 minutes before enjoying warm. I love these plain, but if you prefer frosting you can add what you love!


While these muffins might not last long since this recipe only produces 12, you might need to freeze some. My personal preference is to seal them in pairs using my food sealer system. However, you can totally store these wrapped in a freezer-safe bags, or container. Thaw in the refrigerator before enjoying.

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2 Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins
Recipe details
  • 12  muffins
  • Prep time: 5 minutes Minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 15.25 Devils Food Cake mix *do not add water, eggs, or oil
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree *not pumpkin pie mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners.
In a medium bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree and cake mix.
Divide the batter evenly among the twelve muffin liners.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes before enjoying!
  • Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.
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  • Lesley cooper Lesley cooper on Aug 01, 2023

    I’ve been making these for a couple of years now since my son-in-law told me about it. I also use brownie mix to make brownies and I add in chocolate chips and or nuts. It’s a fantastic recipe and comes out so moist.

    • Art15392405 Art15392405 on Aug 08, 2023

      do you use a Brownie mix and then add the can of pumpkin to it to make Brownies? Or is that to make muffins?

  • M M on Aug 01, 2023

    Must try!