So I was scouring the pantry and came across some chocolate cake mix and decided to bake today. Shopping, baking, movie watching, blogging, what a perfect day!!!!!! I try to use healthy alternatives in baking that don’t take away from goodness (doesn’t always work, but this is a definite winner!). After finding the cake mix, I remembered I had a leftover can of pumpkin from the holidays. Hooray! I substituted the butter, eggs, and water for 1 can of pumpkin (saves SO MANY unnecessary calories). And as a bonus, I added some semi-sweet mini chocolate chips to the batter that I had leftover in the fridge. BAM chocolate chip muffins!
Ingredients again: 1 box chocolate cake mix of your choice, 1 can pumpkin, & semi-sweet chocolate chips (or you could use white chocolate, peanut butter, milk/dark chocolate, ANYTHING!) 12 cupcakes took about 25 minutes on 325 degrees!
Don’t like pumpkin? GOOD because you can’t even taste it!
Best part about it (other than less fat/calories) ~ THEY TASTE SO DANG GOOD! You don’t even miss the butter! The pumpkin adds lots of moisture and almost makes them brownie-like while the chocolate chips add a bit of ooey-gooey 🙂 No frosting or filling necessary! Seriously, I ate 2 in 20 seconds. ENJOY!