Jun 7, 2011

Hungry Girl’s Yum Yum Brownie Muffins

You may have heard of The Hungry Girl and her cookbooks. She creates low calorie, low fat versions of everyday foods. I’ve always wanted to try one of her recipes and was delighted to discover that she has a show on the Cooking Channel. I think she has a great tv personality, and I love all of her tips and tricks.

I recently watched an episode in which she made brownie muffins using only two ingredients. That’s right—only two ingredients: Devil’s Food cake mix and one can of pure pumpkin. I made them tonight, and they turned out very well. They are fudgy and delicious!

Here’s where you start:


First, pour the cake mix into a bowl and whisk to remove lumps.


Add the can of pumpkin and mix well. IMPORTANT: DO NOT ADD ANY OTHER INGREDIENTS. It takes a lot of elbow grease to get the cake and pumpkin fully mixed and you will think it will never happen! The finished product resembles dough. I couldn’t get a good picture of this.

I used a cookie scoop to insert the mixture into the muffin cups, but an ice cream scoop would work just as well.

They don’t spread in the cups very well and aren’t very pretty, but they’re mighty yummy!




I will definitely make these again!

Recipe (from Hungry Girl Cooking Channel show)

One 18.25-oz. box devil's food cake mix
One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin (I used Libby’s)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Pour cake mix into a large bowl and whisk to remove any lumps. Add pumpkin and stir until completely smooth and uniform.  Don't add any other ingredients that may be mentioned on the cake mix box, like eggs, oil, or water.

The mixture will be very thick, so you might be tempted to add in other things to make the batter thinner. Do not do this!

Evenly distribute batter into a 12-cup muffin pan lined with foil baking cups and/or sprayed with nonstick spray.

Place pan in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly and then serve!

MAKES 12 SERVINGS (I had enough batter to make mini muffins too.)

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