Rating: 5 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
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This easy-to-make cake is from a cake mix box but no one will ever know. Add in a few ingredients and you've got a yummy, moist pumpkin cake. Garnish with chopped or whole walnuts, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch cake pans.

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  • Combine cake mix, pumpkin puree, water, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until well incorporated. Pour batter into the prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool, about 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, butter, Neufchatel cheese, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a bowl; beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Fill and frost the cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 51.6g; fat 17.6g; cholesterol 81.7mg; sodium 331.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2020
I've been making this cake for years...but not the frosting...so I decided to try it. It was a creamy, delicious addition to the cake. With very little effort the cake was turned into a festive dessert. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2020
Love love love!! My family and I loved it... lots of sugary sweetness! I’ll definitely make it again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2020
I've been making this cake for years...but not the frosting...so I decided to try it. It was a creamy, delicious addition to the cake. With very little effort the cake was turned into a festive dessert. Read More