1 – Box of Cake Mix ( I used Devil’s Food)
1 -15 oz can of canned pumpkin (100% Pumpkin)
Mix the two items together. Do not add any of the ingredients listed on the box of cake mix. Just use the dry mix.
I decided to make cupcakes. I filled 12 muffin cups and I had a some left over, so I put the extra in a small glass dish to bake.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 16-18 minutes.
I couldn’t even taste the pumpkin. It just tasted like chocolate to me. The texture was very moist and not any different from what I would expect from a cupcake. I am sure I could feed one of these cupcakes to my husband and he would never know the difference. I plan on trying it the next time he is home. 🙂 Shhhh Our Secret!!
I ate one right when it came out of the oven. Yum! No need for frosting I like them plain.
Nutritional Value: (based on the info from the packages I used)
Made as shown above vs If you followed directions on cake mix. Calories 134 280
Fat 1.3 g 14 g
Carbs 29 35
It would be hard for me to proclaim this “recipe” as healthy. But when you want something sweet or need something for a special occasion why not try to make it as healthy as possible? I think these cupcakes would be great to take to a carry-in dinner or for a birthday party. Next time I am taking cupcakes to a function you can bet I am making them like this.
It would be interesting to see if you could do the same type of substitution with a cake made from scratch. Anybody want to try that and let me know how it worked for you?