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Pumpkin Spice Muffins – these donuts take like Dunkin Donuts pumpkin spice muffins.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins is a replica of Dunkin Donuts pumpkin spice seasonal muffin. Pumpkin Spice Muffins are moist and delicate in texture and stay fresh for days. You have to try these pumpkin spice muffins delicious muffins today!!!! Layaley sent us this recipe.  Thanks Layaley.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins like Dunkin Donuts

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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  • Recipe Type: Bread Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Breakfast Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 10
Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Do you enjoy the taste of Dunkin Donut pumpkin spiced muffins? You may enjoy this recipe.


  • 1 box of spice cake
  • 1 30 ounce can Pumpkin Pie Mix(puree of pumpkin with spice)
  • 1 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


In a bowl combine cake mix, pumpkin, pudding and vanilla. Add sour cream, eggs, oil, spice, and mix well.

Once combined scoop one large scoop(pampered chef large scoop)into lined cupcake cups. sprinkle each one with brown sugar and place on stone, or cookie sheet. bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 min or until toothpick comes out clean.

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  • stacey

    They didn’t come out. The tasted like pumpkin pie without the crust. Maybe I will add baking soda next time?

  • maureenrose

    Where can I find pumpkin spice cake? What brand is this? :)

  • Sam

    I could not find pumpkin mix with spice anywhere… will regular pumkin pie filling work? thats the same thing right?

    • Stephanie Manley

      These would be the larger cans. Maybe as it gets closer to Thanksgiving it will work. If the can says pumpkin pie filling it should work, if the can says pure pumpkin, that won’t work right.

      • barb j

        Walmart usually has the Pumkin Pie Mix , large can with almost enough spices

        • barb j

          just add more pumpkin pie spice mix

  • Danielle

    Skipped the sour cream and used half the amount of said pumpkin. DE-LISH!!!!! Perfection. My son ate 5 today!

  • Tracey

    Just made this muffin with the addition of the baking powder and WOW!!!! These are soooo good!!!

  • Sldodd

    This recipe is great. Added the 1 tbsp of baking powder and it was perfect. I love it. Just took them out of the oven and my family loved them.

  • Evelyn Jieun Park

    what good substitutes are there if you don’t have instant vanilla pudding? please reply fast! thank u!

  • Guest

    I recently baked these and I hated them. I cooked them for over an hour and they weren’t even halfway cooked! Never again!

  • Guest

    I recently baked these and I hated them. I cooked them for over an hour and they weren’t even halfway cooked! Never again!

  • Karen Howard

    These muffins sound Great. I’m definetly going to make them real soon.

  • Derbrink

    I made these last night and had one for b-fast this morning. Delicious, super pumpkinny and spicey. Im sure I could have ommitted the pumpkin spice, because I used organic pumpkin pie mix from Farmers Market company. I also used a huge 1 tbsp scoop of baking powder. I filled the cupcake paper cups (all i had) to the top and sprinkled a streussel topping on top in stead of brown sugar alone, i made 19 total. I then cooked them for 35 minutes, which made them moist after they cooled they were delicious and moist. Mine came out looking like muffins (not like the picture where it looks sunken). I also could put a glaze of milk and powder sugar to make it more aunthentic DD. I can’t remember how the DD ones tastes since they havent came out with them in a while, but when they do in about a month ill compare.

  • Michelle

    I made these delicious muffins a few days ago and my friends can’t get enough of them. They asked where I bought them from and their jaw fell open when I told them I made them. I followed the directions as noted except I added 1 heaping tsp of baking powder as another baker had suggested. They came out perfect. I didn’t bake mine for quite 30 minutes. I waited until they looked about right and poked them with a toothpick to make sure they were done. Excellent recipe and my mom just made them too and she’s getting rave reviews. Well done on this recipe!

  • Jennifer

    I’ve made these 2 years in a row now and they do not come out fluffy at all. They must take way longer than 30 mins to bake because even after 45 mins they aren’t cooked inside.

    • Marie

      I agree. I have had the same problem! I think the problem is the amount of pumpkin and I recommend half-ing it, as Danielle (above) did. Pumpkin is super moist.

  • Megan

    Is it instant pudding or the regular pudding?
    it is instant pudding

  • Megan

    Is it instant pudding?
    Yes, it is instant pudding

  • Anna Flint

    Question? In the recipe for Dunkin Donut Pumpkin spice muffins: Is the pudding regular or instant?
    It is instant, either would work fine.

  • NikJuli

    Very tasty, but nothing like a Dunkin Donut Pumpkin Spice Muffin. Needs more spice. Wonder if molasses or nutmeg would help

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  • Chris Vaile

    Sissy– just add the cake mix to the other ingredients, do not prepare as stated on the box. ; )

  • Nicole

    I wait all year long for Dunkin Donuts to put these incredible muffins on the shelf! This recipe is great!! The only things I added was a strussel topping and a drizzle of icing (just made with powdered sugar and milk). They are wonderful!!!

  • Stephanie

    Air bubbles can mean improper mixing. A tip that I learned from my grandmother was to gently tap a pan on the bottom a few times before placing it into the oven.

  • Nan

    Recipe worked great for me. I made these for my nephew who loves DD pumpkin muffins – he’s autistic so very particularl about food and taste. I tried a different recipe and he wouldn’t touch them; this one – he devoured them. I did bake longer then the 30 minutes; I made two batches one "plain" and in the second batch added cranberries and walnuts – turned out great.

  • Sissy

    do you mix the cake mix according to the box or do you just add the other ingredients to it?

  • lz

    This is my recipe I submitted it last year. I also have been making it very often and added some changes making it even better. I added 1rounded tsp of baking powder. I gives it a nice fluff…. If you would like to change it, also I added a cup of chocolate chips, yummy =)


  • Melody

    This recipe also mimics the pumpkin spice cake doughnuts you can find at Fractured Prune seasonally. Just use a doughnut cutter, fry them up, and dip them in a glaze (we used cream cheese, caramel, chocolate, and the regular sugar glaze) and they are heavenly.