This is what my hubby said today when he came home and saw a layer of Pumpkin Spice Cake on the dining room table. He cut a piece and smelled it …and closed his eyes (really)….”mmmmmmmmmm” . I guess he really loves pumpkin spice cake. I had forgotten how much!
BeBe made a couple of different variations of our Pumpkin Spice Cake today…and so there were plenty of leftovers to divide this way and that. I am still full from choosing which one is my favorite—-but this, we decided, is the winner. It is moist, amazingly delicious, works great for both cake and cupcakes, and is magical when paired with either Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting or our Classic Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting.
Pumpkin Spice Cake- A Doctored Cake Mix Recipe
- 1 (15.25 oz/432 g) Package Yellow Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines Classic Yellow) plus 6 Tablespoons flour (42g)
- 1/2 c. (100g) Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 c (107g) vegetable oil
- 1 cup (235 g) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) We use Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin- 15 oz can (425 g)
- 1/2 cup (121 g) milk
- 1 tsp (4g) vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons (4g) ground cinnamon
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp (4g) pumpkin pie spice
- optional: You can add chopped pecans or mini chocolate chips as add ins if you like.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking pan, or two 8 or 9 inch cake pans . (Batter makes for great cupcakes too!)
- In the bowl of your mixer, add the cake mix, 6 tablespoons flour (hand whisk to blend flour into the cake mix), sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, pumpkin, water, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and eggs. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until well blended. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl halfway through. Transfer to the cake pans.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 min. or until it springs back to the touch.
- Frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting. (We recommend our Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe!)
We made some pumpkin cake layers today and also some pumpkin cupcakes, which we frosted with cream cheese frosting. YUM! I wanted to make some cute pumpkin toppers for them using fondant–
This only takes a second if you have fondant on hand, and the results are adorable! Here I am, making several long impressions with my toothpick into a soft ball of orange fondant.
Here they are! You may like to sprinkle a few crushed walnuts or pecans on top!
Thanks for stopping by the Blog everyone! Now go make some of that good Pumpkin Spice Cake!! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM……