Get your pumpkin spice fix with this tasty dirt bomb recipe. Unlike fried donuts, this recipe is a little lighter and, since no hot oil is involved, a lot less messy. These dirt bombs, or baked donuts, are irresistible cakey muffins that are spiked with nutmeg and ginger, and rolled in melted butter and cinnamon sugar.
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Your kitchen is going to smell amazing as you whip up these autumn treats. I love this recipe for beginner bakers. The mix really keeps things simple. Of course you can make a simple cake mix for the base of this recipe, but we love Miss Jones Baking Co. Organic Vanilla Cake Mix. It's a great mix because it's organic and non-gmo, vegan, dairy-free and nut-free. I advise keeping a few boxes on hand for your baking needs.
Pumpkin Spice Dirt Bomb Ingredients
- 1 box Miss Jones Baking Co. Organic Vanilla Cake Mix*
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 tablespoon butter (melted)
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar (I like the McCormick brand)
Pumpkin Spice Dirt Bomb Directions
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- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix together cake mix, eggs, oil, water, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg in a large bowl.
- Grease (don’t use spray or the muffins won’t puff up properly) 48 mini muffin or cupcake pans and fill each cavity 3/4 full with batter.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or when muffins spring back when touched.
- Brush tops of muffins with melted butter and sprinkle on cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve immediately.
Note: if you don't have mini pans, don't sweat it. I used our regular muffin tins and filled them about 1/3 full and also tried Madeline sheets. It's all good when there's pumpkin spice involved!
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