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Pumpkin Spice Cake

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Servings: 12
What's so great about this particular delicious pumpkin spice cake is that you use a boxed mix, saving yourself alot of time in the kitchen, but still ending up with a very scrumptious dessert for your Thanksgiving meal.

1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) vanilla flavor instant pudding & pie filling mix
1 cup canned 100% pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

Frosting and Garnish:
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Place cake mix, dry pudding mix, pumpkin, oil, 1/2 cup water, eggs and spice in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Bake 32 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack. Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows); sprinkle with pecans. Store in refrigerator.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Makes: About 2 1/2 cups

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (1/2 stick/2 oz/56g) butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar (16 oz/1 lb/453g), sifted

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sugar gradually, beating until well blended after each addition. Spread over cooled cake.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups frosting.

Source: Recipe Adapted From Kraft Foods
Date: October 17, 2004


Reviewer: Amy
I made this for Thanksgiving this year and everyone LOVED it! I'm making it again in a week for a staff Christmas party!

Reviewer: carrie
This was the best cake EVER!! Everyone loved it. It was very very moist!

Reviewer: Wanda
This cake was excellent. I used spice cake mix instead of yellow cake mix and omitted the pumpkin pie spice. I baked it in a bundt cake pan for about 50 min and topped it off with a cinnamon cream cheese drizzle. It was so moist and delicious!

Reviewer: Heather
This was so good! I used a spice cake mix and pumpkin spice pudding mix and added a dash or two of pumpkin spice as well. I used this cake along with a canned cream cheese frosting to make cake pops - sooo delicious! Thank you!


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