Sunday, September 25, 2011

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins: Tutorial

So, after sitting in bed for an upwards of two hours (about an hour of that time spent on Pinterest), I was itching to bake. And this recipe was calling my name: Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake. 

You will need:

1 box cake mix {I used yellow, but next time I will use spice cake} 
-and-
1 can pumpkin {Not pumpkin pie mix!}

*Wine in the background not included. :)


Can I tell you a backstory about the canned pumpkin? 

I hadn't been able to find it anywhere in Dallas for the past few weeks. Not that they didn't carry it; it was already all sold out! (I blame Pinterest.)

But because I was really wanting to make this, I gave it a good ol' college try and went to Target to see if they might have some. And boom, there it was on the shelf. Four 29-oz. cans were left. 

I took them all. 

Clearly:


Anyway, it's super easy to make. You just mix together 15 oz. of the pumpkin (I saved the remainder of ours for pumpkin pancakes later this week) and the cake mix. 

Grease your liners and bake at 350* for 28 minutes. 

*Note: Our apartment oven is not good and I had to bake mine for 35 minutes. Test after 28 minutes by sticking a toothpick in the middle of the muffins.


And I wasn't a big fan of the apple cider icing the recipe called for, so I made my own buttercream icing using this recipe. Why, you ask? Because I already had all the ingredients. Done and done.

PS: Those glass canisters were my great-grandmother's. I love them. Love, love them.


This is what your muffins will look like when they're done. Don't worry that they don't look round like normal muffins; they don't have eggs or oil, so they won't do that.


And because I didn't want my thick buttercream icing on the muffins, {they aren't cupcakes, after all!} I iced them while they were still hot. And it was all oozy and melty and amazing


Brandon poured a huge glass of milk, had three of these and said, "This is the best pumpkin recipe I've ever eaten." 

And coming from a boy whose momma makes some pretty darn good pumpkin bread? I'll take the compliment. :)

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