Saturday, October 3, 2009

Easiest Pumpkin Cake Ever!

The Measle informed me this morning that we were going to bake a pumpkin cake today. I like simplicity, so I searched the internet for easy pumpkin cake recipes, but couldn’t find one quite right for me. So, I took a little from this and a little from that, made a few substitutions so I wouldn’t have to go to the store, cut excess sugar and fat, and here’s what I came up with.
Easiest Pumpkin Cake Ever

1 yellow cake mix
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 egg
1 jar of baby food size applesauce (4 oz.)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes in a 9 X 14.

Let cool and spread with cream cheese frosting. (I happened to have an unopened container of Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style cream cheese frosting on hand for just such an occasion.)

My 6 and 3 year olds helped me make it. Total prep time was under 5 minutes! Pictured is Measle enjoying a piece of the pumpkin cake that she made.


  1. YUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMM! Can't wait to make this! Seriously. Like tomorrow.

  2. Anyone who can make tre leches is WAY beyond this! Wait til James wants to bake a cake, though, and this is a good one!

  3. We will be making this just as soon as we can locate the pumpkin in the store. My husband, myself and my two older boys all spent time looking up and down the ailse for pumpkin last week, and we couldn't find any! How crazy is that??? Maybe they will stock soon for Thanksgiving!

  4. I've noticed that Walmart only carries the 29 oz cans for some reason. I used half and tossed the other half. You'd think they'd be stocked up about now.



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