Cake Mix Muffins

If you are looking for quick and easy muffin recipes, try these cake mix muffins.

Fruit and Cake Mix Muffins
One popular kind of cake mix muffin is the fruit and cake mix variety. These muffins are made from a box of cake mix (usually yellow or white cake mix) and a 15 ounce can of fruit, mixed together, ladled into lined muffin tins and baked for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Try any kind of canned fruit-mangos, pineapple chunks, mixed fruit cocktail, mandarin orange slices, peaches-whatever fruit suits your fancy. These muffins come out sweet and delicious, with a melt-in-your-mouth quality that few cakes or muffins usually embody. Serve them warm with a pat of butter.

Pudding Cake Mix Muffins
Another favorite type of cake mix muffin recipe uses cake mix, pudding mix and a few other wet ingredients. Choose your favorite cake mix, then add an appropriate flavor box of pudding mix, some vegetable oil, milk and a chunky extra ingredient such as nuts or chocolate chips, and bake in the oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes clean. Follow the recipe base listed below to try this technique with your favorite flavor cake mix muffin.

Basic Cake Mix Muffin Recipe

Ingredients You Will Need:
1 package cake mix
1 package pudding mix
4 eggs
¾ cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup chunky add-ins like chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, apple chunks, etc.

Combine the ingredients above, pour the batter into lined muffin tins, and bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.

Play Around With Your Recipe
You can play with this recipe to make the kind of cake mix muffins you like best. Try chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding mix and chocolate chips or yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding mix and dried cranberries. Or try white cake mix, pistachio pudding mix and chopped pistachios or white cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, white chocolate chips and dried cherries. The options are endless.

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