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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Here is a great easy Fall muffin that everyone can make!
My Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins are a big hit.

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

It's pumpkin spice season!

I know, I have a lot of you that dislike it or think it's overplayed or do not want to hear about it until November 1st. 

Sorry, I'm just not one of those people.

I love the flavor of pumpkin spice in my coffee, in cream cheese on my bagel, in sweet breakfast casseroles, in the smell of candles on a chilly Fall day.....and in my muffins! I loved it all long before it became a fad.

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Way, way back in the day - well before kids and quite possibly well before I was married I remember making a muffin with a chocolate cake mix and a can of pumpkin. At the time there were some gals where I worked always bringing treats into work on Fridays and we were always trying to "one up" each other with unique baked goods.

I thought I was pretty clever with these!

The one I made, made a delicious chocolate muffin {I remember also adding chocolate chips} without having to use oil and eggs like most cake mixes suggest. Who knew a can of pumpkin could replace those and turn a cake into a muffin?

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

You all love my cake mix cookies, so when a reader asked for that recipe last week, I got to remembering these muffins. And since it's now very close to Fall, my mind turned to pumpkin. Why not make a tasty pumpkin spice version?

So out to buy a cake mix I went and Ingot to work.

And guess what? It worked!

Brilliantly I might add. These muffins are so easy and so tender and have just the right amount of pumpkin spice.

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

I didn't want these muffins to be "too boring" so I added a crumbly streusel as well. The perfect topping. It gives them a slight crunch and sweetness that they normally wouldn't have.

And because people will ask - you can leave the streusel topping off! A few calories will be saved.

It will not hurt my feelings at all - but I do recommend trying them with it. It gives them a bakery style feeling and taste. Throw on a slab of soft butter and your breakfast is MADE.

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

These muffins are fluffy and tender and I just cannot wait for people to see them. How can anyone find any easier muffin?

Cake mix + can of pumpkin + seasonings.

That's it!

I served these alongside my Amish Breakfast Casserole for dinner and the kids dip back flips {not really, but if they could they probably would have}, and immediately asked me to bake them up again soon.

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Let me know if you bake these up soon. We are just in start of pumpkin season, so if you like this recipe, no need to worry I have a few more up my sleeve in the coming months.

Here are a few other pumpkin desserts that people have loved in the past.

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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As always any feedback is welcome.

Enjoy these Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins soon!

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Cake Mix Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
Author: Ally
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min
A simple & easy pumpkin muffin recipe - with over the top flavor! With a yellow cake mix as the base, just a few extra ingredients make these some of the best pumpkin muffins you'll ever have.


For the Muffins
  • 1 15 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t cinnamon
For the Streusel Topping
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine the cake mix, canned pumpkin and spices. It will form a thick batter.
  3. In another bowl combine the streusel ingredients - flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cold cubed butter. Using a fork blend it all together until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Fill each muffin tin with the batter, then generously top each muffin with streusel topping.
  5. Bake the muffins for 20 minutes or until slightly golden.


The streusel topping is optional if you'd like a "healthier" muffin.

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