Saturday, January 9, 2010

So Easy My Blind, Obese, Senile Dog Could Make Them

What I'm about to share has got to be the easiest baked treat ever.

A friend sent it to me. And I was quite skeptical.

It was unnamed, so I have taken the liberty of giving it a moniker.

Chocolate Brownie Cupcake Muffins

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 can pumpkin

Mix the cake mix and pumpkin. Spoon into muffin tins. Bake in a preheated 400* oven for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Really. That's all there is to it.

The original recipe calls for a Devil's food cake mix. I try to stay away from regular store-brand cake mixes and Whole Foods did not have a Devil's food mix. I substituted chocolate.

When you mix the pumpkin with the mix it will be thick. Your arm muscles will get a work out. It will also look very unappetizing. Just a heads-up.

If you are worried about tasting the pumpkin, don't. It's undetectable in the finished product.

There is no oil. No egg. Would that make them low-cal as well?

Let's just say yes and enjoy.

They are dense like a brownie, with a bit of that cake-like texture of a cupcake, but look like a muffin. Hence the name.

I can't believe how good these are. Or how easy.

With the things my dog gets blamed for, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if she went into the kitchen and whipped up a batch.