Mix cake mix, pudding, water, eggs, oil, and almond extract until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips last, blend through.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees between 25-35 minutes until done, but do not over cook. This will depend on the size of the muffin cups. I like to make six very large muffins and 12 smaller ones for the timid.