If there’s one thing you guys know about me it’s that I don’t like pumpkin. So I bet you’re wondering why I’m sharing a recipe where one of the two ingredients is pumpkin. Well, ‘Tis the season, is my answer.
That, and I wanted to make a recipe the other day that my kids could A) help me make and B) wouldn’t be chock full of a whole bunch of crap they shouldn’t eat. Also, C) I love using my Brownie Pan from Pampered Chef, so this was a good excuse.
The girls really did make these all on their own—it’s that simple. I supervised, of course, but all they had to do was pour in the cake mix and pumpkin, and mix it up. I have Pampered Chef’s new Kids’ Cookie Baking Set, and both girls love using it—it’s designed for little hands, so it’s perfect for them to start playing in the kitchen.
Confession: I did stir the very bottom of the bowl (because, Julia is only 3.5 after all, and she’s not headed to a kid’s Food Network show any time soon for her mixing skills), but she did scoop all of the batter out and put it into the Brownie Pan.
I’m pretty positive this recipe will work in a regular muffin pan or even as a cake, but I don’t know how long it will take in either, so if you’re not using a brownie pan, just keep a close eye on it!
OH! So how did they taste? Very pumpkiney. Pumpkin lovers everywhere can rejoice. 🙂
TWO-Ingredient Mini Pumpkin Cakes
from Pampered Chef
Nonstick cooking spray
1 package (16.5) spiced cake mix
1 can (15 oz) solid pack pumpkin
Optional: chopped nuts
Optional toppings: homemade whipped cream, cream cheese frosting, powdered sugar, ground cinnamon or caramel sauce
Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C) and spray a Brownie Pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine the cake mix and pumpkin in a Classic Batter Bowl (the mixture will be thick). Using a Large Scoop, divide the batter evenly into the wells of the pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove the pan from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pan and serve. If using, allow the cakes to cool before adding topping.
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