Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Beat Bake Eat

Can cake mix be used for muffins? Yes, it can! This recipe in particular is chocolate chip muffins made with yellow cake mix. Super easy to make, only 5 ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Muffins - Easy chocolate chip muffins made with yellow cake mix. Moist bakery style muffins, only 5 ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. | Beat Bake Eat




As you can probably tell from this baking blog I’ve got going here, I enjoy baking from scratch. It’s great. And I love me some chocolate chip muffins for breakfast but sometimes I just don’t have the time to make them.

This is why I always keep cake mix on hand because there are so many ways that you can use it as a shortcut and this easy recipe is a great example. It’s an easy shortcut recipe and a great way to improve cake mix!

It’s just a really easy cake mix muffin recipe to have in your back pocket, especially when you’re short on ingredients. Who would’ve ever thought that you could get moist bakery style chocolate chip muffins from cake mix?

By the way, this recipe fits in so well with the “theme” of this baking blog. It’s all about baking for beginners. Nothing complicated over here! And in this post I’m going to show you how to make easy chocolate chip muffins and exactly how to use cake mix for muffins.

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Muffins - Easy chocolate chip muffins made with yellow cake mix. Moist bakery style muffins, only 5 ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. | Beat Bake Eat

How to make Chocolate Chip Muffins with Cake Mix

If you’re wondering how to make cake mix muffins it’s quite easy. It doesn’t require much effort to convert cake mix to muffins. They’re made without baking soda or baking powder and all you need is one bowl and 7 minutes (or less) to mix it all together.

{Full recipe at the bottom of the page}

  1. Prep the baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine the butter and milk then beat in the eggs.
  3. Add the cake mix and gently mix until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop batter into the muffin pan filling the cups to the top.
  5. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes.
  6. Cool in pan 5 minutes then remove.




From cake mix to muffins just like that! I love that I didn’t have to bust out my big old bag of flour for this recipe. And I love how easy and adaptable this recipe is. I think that I may like cake mix breakfast recipes more than I should.

This cake mix chocolate chip muffin recipe exceeded my expectations. The muffins turned out so fluffy and moist all thanks to the butter.

I used the Betty Crocker yellow cake mix but you can also use Duncan Hines or Pillsbury.

This recipe yields 12 jumbo chocolate chip muffins. If you prefer your muffins a little smaller you can always make 16 muffins instead. Just be careful not to over bake them (since they’d be smaller in size).

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Muffins - Easy chocolate chip muffins made with yellow cake mix. Moist bakery style muffins, only 5 ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. | Beat Bake Eat




This is why I love baking with cake mix because there are so many things you can do with it; more than just making a cake or cupcakes. This cake mix muffin recipe may not be from scratch but it’s still homemade!

And although I’m an experienced Baker, I love these kinds of easy baking recipes with few ingredients because sometimes I just feel lazy and I don’t feel like making something that requires a lot of effort.

If you really love baking with cake mix just as much as I do, there are a few more cake mix recipes here on Beat Bake Eat. You should check them out! Baking at home does not have to be hard or complicated.

Cake mix hacks are such Lifesavers. Never underestimate the power of a box cake mix!

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Muffins - Easy chocolate chip muffins made with yellow cake mix. Moist bakery style muffins, only 5 ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. | Beat Bake Eat

More Easy Cake Mix Muffin Recipes

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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Muffins

Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
Can cake mix be used for muffins? Yes, it can! This recipe in particular is chocolate chip muffins made with yellow cake mix. Super easy to make, only 5 ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk (2% or whole milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 box (432 g/15 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (mini or regular sized)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line the muffin pan with muffins liners then spray it with nonstick cooking spray as well (they tend to stick to the pan). Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the butter and milk using a whisk or an electric mixer.
  • Beat in the eggs.
  • Add the cake mix and mix gently until fully incorporated. Try your best not to overmix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips using a large spoon or spatula.
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin pan filling the cups to the very top.
  • Bake for 18 – 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs.
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes then remove to cool completely.

Notes


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Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal
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12 comments

Techtipntrick.Com April 13, 2020 - 1:57 am

Omgosh! How do you make a muffin better? Make it from cake mix, duh! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat April 13, 2020 - 2:36 pm

You’re very welcome! Thanks for leaving a comment.

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Willowglen August 27, 2020 - 7:58 pm

These are simply awesome – I am by no means a good Baker but these turned out to bakery quality.. I used sugar free mix, sugar free chips and almond milk.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat August 30, 2020 - 10:35 am

Wow, I’m happy to hear that! It’s nice that you made them a little healthier. Thanks so much for leaving a comment!

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Jennifer Calvert December 19, 2020 - 12:01 pm

I made these and they was good but I had a problem with my chocolate chips sinking to the bottom of the muffin then when I tried to remove them they stuck and torn apart. Got any advice? I sprayed my mini muffin pan. I didn’t let them completely cool. Maybe I should have. How do I keep cc from sinking to bottom?

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat December 23, 2020 - 3:56 pm

Hmm, try tossing the chocolate chips in flour first before folding them into the batter. It could be that you put too much batter in each cup; maybe that’s why they stuck. I wish I could offer more helpful advice but I’ve never made this recipe as mini muffins before.

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Kayla July 20, 2021 - 11:51 pm

Awesome recipe! So fluffy, moist and doesn’t fall apart!! Notes for my version of them! I melted my butter, used a butter pecan cake mix, part mini chocolate chips and aldi Belgium chocolate chunks, topped them with a few minis before baking in a mini muffin pan for 12-15mins at 350!

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Beat Bake Eat July 21, 2021 - 12:59 pm

That sounds delicious! It never even occurred to me to use butter pecan flavor. Thanks for sharing how it went.

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Anonymous July 25, 2021 - 3:50 pm

Can’t wait to make these! I was thinking of doubling the recipe, do you think I could freeze them?

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Beat Bake Eat July 26, 2021 - 12:17 pm

To freeze, you’d need to wrap each muffin individually because they stick to each other! I recommend making just 1 batch first to see how you like them.

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Lin September 10, 2021 - 1:24 pm

Very easy I hope my grandkids love them. I have tried other recipes and they didn’t like them hopefully this tastes more store bought like the ones they usually eat.

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Beat Bake Eat September 10, 2021 - 8:23 pm

I hope so too! Thank you for the 5-star rating.

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