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Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

A convenient cake mix, a can of pumpkin and a little applesauce make this extremely moist cake a delight to throw together. "With its thick cinnamon glaze, it seems anything but low-fat," says Connie Adams, Monaville, West Virginia.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fat-free milk


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pumpkin, sugar, eggs, egg substitute, water, applesauce, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, remaining cinnamon and enough milk to achieve desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 271 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Newt1770
    Nov 26, 2015

    I must first say I followed this recipe exactly, and it is not nice at all......will not serve to our guests......I usually don't give negative comments but this was so disappointing, I had to.

  • valdater
    Oct 22, 2015

    Made this for a work potluck. my boss LOVED this cake and has mentioned it a few times since last year. I will make it again for the thanksgiving potluck this year.

  • tstreich
    Jul 9, 2013

    Wonderfully moist cake. Nice alternative for the alternatives from my traditional pumpkin bread.

  • Caren from Spring City
    Dec 13, 2012

    Moist and luscious. Great texture, so smooth. The icing is just enough and the cinnamon adds a great accent to the pumpkin.

  • scarscigar
    Jul 28, 2012

    If you love spices, I used spice cake mix vs. yellow cake mix and added 1/4 tsp of allspice in the cake mix. really good recipe!

  • mztrainer
    Oct 12, 2011

    I made it according to the recipe and I just served it at an office going away party and they loved it!!! Moist, nice cinnamon taste and we served it with vanilla soft serve ice cream. Yum!!!

  • basket-gal
    Sep 28, 2011

    Very moist. I used 3 eggs instead and splenda instead of 2/3 cup of sugar

  • Ruby1976
    Sep 26, 2011

    This was WONDERFUL!! I made to take to a church social, but I will be using again during the holidays. Moist and sweet, spiced just right. Can't go wrong with this one!

  • Donnabob
    Nov 3, 2010

    I have made this cake a couple of times and got compliments every time. It is fast becoming a seasonal favorite in my recipe box.

  • megnemsgram_IL
    Oct 11, 2009

    Made this cake for a church fellowship and got quite a few compliments and requests for the recipe.