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No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake Recipe

No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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. YIELD:20-24 servings


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


  • 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 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Norabel User ID: 8463969 234806
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

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

Carolanne11 User ID: 8549346 233440
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?"

Countrypatty User ID: 25993 131980
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."

mjfarra User ID: 3635997 136323
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!"

jeanc1 User ID: 6916609 55466
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

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

lmmcnew User ID: 6180770 89530
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

"Add a few nuts, leave out the sugar bake in loaf pans and it makes a delicious pumpkin bread! This sort of cake is always too sweet to me with the frosting and being diabetic I don't need the added sugar."

HappyHomemaker88 User ID: 4537336 131971
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"Excellent recipe and so easy! A keeper for me :)"

allgord User ID: 6171845 49017
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I make pumpkin muffins all the time, but wanted something a bit more like a dessert. This is it! Very easy to make and even more easy to eat - this cake disappeared extremely fast. I'm already making my second batch!"

mamamowe15 User ID: 4646310 89527
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"Wow! This is my kinda recipe, simple and oh so delicious!!! Adding this to my list of "bomb desserts"!!!"

lynbartot User ID: 2725157 128557
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"Always moist and tasty!! Every time time I make this I am asked for the recipe!"

shellybug7654 User ID: 3998026 56232
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"This cake is very good. I went to two stores and I couldn't find the pan size that is used in this recipe so I used a 9 x 13 inch pan and it turned out great."

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