Friday, November 6, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting




Have we gotten sick of pumpkin yet? I hope not, because I sure haven't! The thing I love about pumpkin is how versatile it is. I've seen it in just about everything, including chili! It's fantastic, and good for you.

I liked this cake for it's "semi-homemade" quality. A boxed spice cake, and a few other ingredients, and you're made in the shade. It's a very soft, velvety cake which is the perfect canvas for that sinfully rich cream cheese frosting. Eat up!

Pumpkin Spice Cake
By Taste of Home Baking Book

Ingredients

1 package spice cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 package instant vanilla pudding (3.4 oz)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I used almonds, but I think pecans would be better)
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix, eggs, pumpkin, water, oil, pudding mix and cinnamon. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes. Stir in pecans.

2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch fluted tube pan. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Cook for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost cake or serve with whipped cream. Store in the refrigerator.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
5-6 cups powdered sugar

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and salt until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar. Store in fridge.

33 comments:

Jenn said...

Yum!! Can't get enough pumpkin. Looks great. I love the frosting with it.

Kathleen said...

Sick of pumpkin? NEVER!! This looks amazing.

Cheryl said...

OMG I have everything I need to make this right now! Thanks for sharing!

Christy said...

Who could ever get tired of pumpkin? I know I can't! Your cake looks delicious and I love the spice cake mix addition!

Ingrid said...

Pumpkin is my fave fall flavor so I say bring it on!! Even better is semi-homemade!

Happy Friday!
~ingrid

Joanne said...

I will never ever get sick of pumpkin. For as long as I live.

This cake sounds delicious! Love the cream cheese frosting.

jor said...

yum yum! I love pumpkin cakes!

Sara said...

This recipe looks wonderful! I think I'm going to make it this weekend. Thanks so much.

girlichef said...

Scrum-diddly-umptious!!

alittledashofthisalittledashofthat said...

Oh wow I wnat to try that!

Lin said...

I have a spice cake mix in the fridge and I now know what I'm going to do with it! Looks yummy!

Erica said...

Easy and delicious? I'm in! Sick of pumpkin- I with Kathleen- neverrrrrr! Thanks for sharing this great recipe

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I'll never be sick of it! Especially this way! How scrumptious with cream cheese frosting!

Haylee said...

yummy!! Gosh does pumpkin taste bad in anything?? I really don't think it does.

Alissa said...

Pretty picture! Oh, this looks sinful:)hee hee I LOVE it!

the ungourmet said...

I never get tired of pumpkin! I'm thinking of making a pumpkin recipe tomorrow in fact.

This cake looks so yummy!

Katy ~ said...

Teresa, YUM YUM YUM. Bring on the pumpkin! This looks and sounds so good! Oooh, and with cream cheese frosting.....

Barbara Bakes said...

I love your description - soft, velvety cake - I wish I had a piece for breakfast!

Barbara said...

I'll never tire of pumpkin anything. And I love the cream cheese frosting with it.

Lara said...

wow oh wow! Does this look amazing! I look forward to autumn and its pumpkin treats all year!

Kim said...

I love pumpkin recipes and haven't made any so far this year. This sounds fairly easy and delicious. I like that it has the pudding in the cake mix!

doggybloggy said...

bring it on - I am a sucker for cream cheese frosting!

Deborah said...

I never get tired of pumpkin - especially when it is topped with cream cheese frosting!

HoneyB said...

I'm not sick of it yet! As a matter of fact, I'm making something pumpkin today! yumm!

Judy said...

Yumm. This looks great. I love pumpkin cake.

Pam said...

This cake is SCREAMING my name. It looks fantastic.

Julie said...

I'm definitely not sick of pumpkin. Your cake looks wonderful!

burpandslurp said...

My dear, my problem is that I can NEVER get sick of pumpkin. Just ask me why I'm so orange...go on!

girlichef said...

I love that this uses a cake mix! It sounds delicious...and nope, I never tire of pumpkin :)

Debbie said...

I'm not tired of pumpkin yet! It's only just begun...right? Your cake looks soooo good!

Cathy said...

I'm nowhere close to being tired of pumpkin. After Thanksgiving maybe, but definitely not now. Starting with a cake mix is such a timesaver. Love that cream cheese frosting!

Debbie said...

I love pumpkin and that looks delicious!

Mini Baker said...

I'll take that slice please and thank you! :)
-Mini Baker