Make pumpkin muffins using cake mix by beating together 1 box of yellow cake mix, 1 can of pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon of cloves. Pour the batter into muffin tins, and bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
An even simpler pumpkin muffin recipe is two-ingredient pumpkin muffins that use 1 box of spice cake mix and 1 can of pumpkin. Mix the two ingredients together until a thick batter forms. Spoon the mixture into greased muffin tins, and bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
To make another good recipe, combine 1 box of yellow cake mix with 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. Add more pumpkin puree as needed to moisten the batter. Scoop the batter into pumpkin molds or muffin tins, and bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the icing by whipping together 2 cups of confectioners sugar, 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Add water as needed for a pourable consistency. Dip the tops of the cooled muffins in the icing, and place them on a sheet pan.