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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

close up shot of Pumpkin Spice Muffins drizzled with icing stacked on top of each other
These pumpkin spice muffins use cake mix and canned pumpkin to create tasty fall treats with that scrumptious pumpkin flavor that the whole family will love.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14
Calories 283 kcal



  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Crumb Topping

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour spoon and leveled
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • cup packed light brown sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine dry cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, vegetable oil, and pumpkin puree. Stir together with a large spoon.
  • Place paper cups in a muffin tin pan and fill about ¾ of the way with batter. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, light brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and melted butter. Stir to combine.
  • Spoon a generous amount of streusel crumb topping over the top of the muffins. Using the back of your spoon push the streusel down into the pumpkin cake mix a bit.
  • Place in the oven and bake at 350°F for 23 to 25 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl add powdered sugar and milk. Whisk to combine.
  • Remove muffins from the oven and allow to cool. Drizzle icing on the top and serve warm, or room temperature.


TIP: Watch when you are at the grocery store that you buy pure pumpkin purée and not pumpkin pie filling.
TIP: A measuring cup, cookie scoop, or ice cream scoop makes portioning muffins into muffin cups an easy task.
TIP: Do not over-stir the batter. The muffins will be too dense and tough.


Sodium: 247mgCalcium: 52mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 4877IUSugar: 27gFiber: 2gPotassium: 203mgCholesterol: 13mgCalories: 283kcalSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 11gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 53gIron: 3mg