No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake Recipe
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No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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In Larsen, Wisconsin, Nancy Heider makes the most of convenience items to come up with this moist old-fashioned cake. "It goes together quickly," she writes. "That's a plus for me, because I have a husband who loves desserts."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:20-24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 20-24 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 239 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin pie spice; beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, beat frosting and cream cheese until smooth; spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20-24 servings.
Originally published as No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p52

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"That was so good everyone loved it I put a little cinnamon in the frosting .make this cake."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2015

"Love this recipe so easy and my family loves it. Was thinking of adding bananas instead of pumpkin. Has anyone tried this?"

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"Great recipe. I have made it several times for different events with requests for the recipe every time. The only changes I have made are to leave out the extra sugar in the cake and to add cinnamon to the icing."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"I love this recipe. I've made it eight times since discovering it last year and it always tastes and smells great - no one ever wants just one piece!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Moist, easy to make and taste great. A good in the hurry to make cake. Frosting is excellent."

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