Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nutella filled Pumpkin Muffins - Hazardously Easy

I don't do a great deal of baking for various reasons.  The biggest of them is because I eat what I bake and baked goods really are not that great for my dietary lifestyle these days.  That said, there are always special days that need a special treat.  This weekend I treated the family to a special treat and decided to step my old Pumpkin Spice Muffins and kick them up a notch with a Nutella filling. 

Now these are some really difficult muffins/cupcakes to create. (Sarcasm warnings should be going off right now!)  The experiment was an extreme success.  It was so successful I agree to bake my bride's Monday night bible study group - The Beloved Beauties - a batch for their meeting.

The ingredient list on this is pretty detailed so be ready.


1 box Duncan Hines Spiced Cake Mix
1 can Libby's Pure Pumpkin (not Pumpkin pie filling!)
1/2 tsp. or so ground cloves
1/2 tsp. or so ground Allspice
1 tsp. or so ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup water

Pretty extensive huh?  Actually, you don't have the spices.  I just like to kick it up a notch as Emeril would say.

Add the cake mix to a bowl

Add the spices and the pumpkin 

Mix it all together adding the 1/4 cup of water

Spray your muffin tins with non-stick spray

Add a Tbsp. or so to each tin

Then add a dollop of nutella to each cup

Then add another Tbsp. or so to finish filling the tin.

I added a few smaller mini-muffins without the filling.



  1. Looks delicious! I know my boys would love these!

  2. These look delicious! I just love nutella in anything!

  3. Simple but so delicious. Great recipe!

  4. This recipe combines two of my son's favorite things: nutella and pumpkin! He would LOVE these!

  5. Ahhh, so the pumpkin replaces the oil. Brilliant. I wonder how it would be with caramel sauce instead of chocolate (since I don't like the stuff). I might just have to give this a try. Many thanks. Hope the ladies love it tonight!

  6. Anything with Nutella is fine by me!

  7. This is such a great idea! Looks delicious, can't wait to try it!

  8. I would say that with Nutella in the middle, these must be good.

  9. I'm a huge fan of nutella and pumpkin sounds like a brillant way to combine the two. By the way I passed on 2 awards to you, come by my page to grab your badges =)

  10. I think this recipe sounds awesome! Plus, I love the title. : )

  11. Anything with Nutella is automatically good in my book!!! These look amazing.

  12. Lovely muffins! Nutella is definitely good with anything!

  13. Looks great. Do you know about the Nutella Settlement? We posted about it recently if you want to see if you qualify.

  14. Richard, these look delish! Been wondering where you been?


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