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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins with Chocolate Chips

What fall breakfast would be complete without a pumpkin recipe? These muffins are easy to make using a cake mix.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Amy Duska



  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups chocolate chips reserve some for sprinkling on top

Cream Cheese Swirl:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tins with liners.
  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer, mix the cake mix, pumpkin, egg, pumpkin pie spice and water until fully combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffin liners until 3/4 full.
  • Drop a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center and use a toothpick to swirl it with the pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.



Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 2940IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg