A couple weeks after we bought the house, Hubby started teasing me saying that I better quit buying groceries so we don’t have to rent a Uhaul van to move them. He’s been teasing me so much that he issued a challenge. Well, if you know me at all, I am always up for a challenge to prove Hubby wrong.
Here’s my confession: I buy cake mixes. I see great looking recipes that need a chocolate cake mix so when they are on sale, I buy three. Then I get home and either can’t find or can’t remember which blog I saw the recipe on. Then the process starts all over again.
Due to this never ending process (and my daughter Kalissa doing the same thing), I have accumulated (I am embarrassed to say) 17 cake mixes. Hubby said he doesn’t think I will use them all up before we move. I plan to prove him wrong.
I put myself on a buying freeze…now I just need to get on a using them up wave. Today I made these. They are a standard recipe here at our house because they are so easy.
Take one spice cake mix (carrot cake works good too). Add one small can of pumpkin (15 oz) and 1 cup water. Mix them up and put in mini muffin tins that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Pop them in the oven for 13 minutes or so and they are done. EASY, right?!?!? They honestly are delicious.
When I did child care, the kids absolutely loved these…and yes, I have substituted squash for the pumpkin and that’s good too…and I’ve put mini chocolate chips in too. It’s a really quick recipe and make about 40 little muffins.
Okay…17 mixes and if we move in a year, I need to use more than one every month. I can do this…right?? YES! I CAN DO THIS!! Will you help?
Do any of you have a cake mix recipe you’d like to share with me to help me use up some of these boxes of cake mix?? I’d love to try it and feature it here on the blog. You can email if to me at email@example.com or you can leave it in the comments. I already have a few spice cake mixes on the blog. You can find them here.