Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Serving Size: 
1 cupcake
Cost Per Serving: 


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin

  • 1  box (18 ounces) chocolate cake mix

  • 3 eggs

  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) apple juice

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray muffin tins with cooking spray.

  2. Combine the pumpkin, cake mix, eggs, and apple juice in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Beat batter well. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full of batter. Sprinkle walnuts on top.

  4. Bake according to package directions for cupcakes (about 20 minutes).

  5. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.

  6. Let cool on rack for 5-10 minutes. Remove from tin.


  • Use 1/2 cup apple juice if your cake mix is smaller (such as 15.25 ounces).

  • 1/3 cup measure works well to scoop batter into muffin tin.

  • Store in airtight container or freeze in freezer bags.

  • Freeze cupcakes that you will not use in 4 days.

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