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Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, remaining cinnamon and enough milk to achieve desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 8455957 238147
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5632060 235403
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1042559 58082
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

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

Caren from Spring City User ID: 6847932 147747
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5357418 147743
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1159252 62198
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4412912 147742
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

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

Ruby1976 User ID: 1354696 207033
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1005435 64369
Reviewed 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 User ID: 35828 58047
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

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

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