Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumpkin Cake Bites baked in a Mini Muffin Tin

These are a simple Pumpkin dessert. I researched many recipes for these mini pumpkin bites before I chose this one to post. Many recipes call for a batter made from scratch. This one is equally good and much easier to make. These are great to take to a Fall event when your'e asked to bring a dessert. Kids love them too, they're like Doughnut Holes!

Pumpkin Cake Bites

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
1 - Mini Muffin Tin, sprayed with a non stick cooking spray.

A Bowl with Cinnamon / Sugar mixture.
Here are some suggested quantities:
It just depends on how much you like Cinnamon.
3/4 C Sugar / 2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 C Sugar / 1 TBS  Cinnamon (I use this ratio)
1/4 C Sugar / 1 TBS Cinnamon

They can also be dusted with Confectioner's Sugar.
I do a combination of both.

1 - 15.25 oz. box of Spice Cake Mix ( I only bake with Duncan Hines Cake Mixes)
1 - 15 oz. can of Pure Pumpkin Puree
2 TBS Butter, melted in a microwavable bowl.

In a large mixing bowl:
Cake Mix (straight from the box)
Mix well by hand with a Blending Fork.
Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes

Use a 1 1/4" cookie scoop to form the Bites
Dip each one in Butter.
Drop them into the Muffin Tin.
Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes.
Place a Rack over a Sheet Pan.
Transfer the Bites to the rack.
Roll each one in  Cinnamon / Sugar or Confectioner's Sugar.

Transfer to a serving platter.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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