If you love all things Pumpkin, this Easy Pumpkin Cake is a must try. It is so easy with only 3 ingredients and sure to be a hit with everyone that tries this delicious cake recipe.
Easy Pumpkin Cake
I have a super easy and delicious new recipe for you – Easy Pumpkin Cake! When I say easy, I mean easy!
I have never been much of a baker as I always get confused as to when to add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and you have to use the exact amounts of baking powder, baking soda and oil.
However, this cake has only 3 ingredients: cake mix, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice. You can’t get much easier than that and even I can’t mess this one up!
I know this Pumpkin Cake recipe seems so simple but this is all you need for a super moist cake this season.
Bring this to your Thanksgiving feast and your family will be so impressed! This cake is always a huge hit.
No one would ever guess this recipe only has 3 ingredients. It’s so simple.
It is the type of recipe that is so easy to throw together at the last minute. Don’t we all need a recipe like this?
Tips for Pumpkin Spice Cake:
If you prefer fresh pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin, learn how to make Pumpkin Puree. This is a great alternative to canned pumpkin that is also very frugal.
You must give it a try if you have never made your own Pumpkin Puree before. It’s very simple.
I keep it in the freezer so I can just grab and go for recipes like this pumpkin bread. I freeze it in 1 cup increments and it’s so handy.
When I am baking something with pumpkin, it’s so nice to know it is already measured for me. All you need to do is remove the pumpkin puree from the freezer about 30 minutes before you need it and you will be set.
Once you learn how to make pumpkin puree, it’s very frugal. The cost of making your own is much less than buying cans of pumpkin at the store.
You can also learn how to make Pumpkin Pie Spices, it is so simple. I make a big batch of this spice and keep it on hand for all my Fall baking.
I feel like it saves me money and it is very quick and easy to make. Once you make it, you will have lots on hand to use all Fall for any of these amazing pumpkin dishes.
However, once you start it’s so simple and easy! If you enjoy pumpkin everything like we do, you will love having these on hand for baking.
Ingredients for Spiced Pumpkin Cake:
- 1 box cake mix (I used Butter Golden, but a yellow cake mix would work great too!)
- 1 can 100% Pumpkin (or make your own Pumpkin Puree)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (Learn how to make your Pumpkin Pie Spice)
Ingredients needed for the Glaze:
- 1 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar
- 2 tablespoons apple juice, water or milk (any will work!)
- ½ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
How to make 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake:
Then bake at 350 degrees according to package directions in prepared pan for 30 minutes. I used a Golden Butter cake mix, but you could use white or yellow or even spice cake. Any of these would work great in this recipe.
Then while the cake bakes, make the delicious glaze. To do this whisk together the glaze ingredients until a pourable drizzle forms.
Add more powdered sugar if its too thin or more apple juice or water if its too thick.
Next drizzle the powdered sugar glaze over the top of the cake.
Then let the cake cool completely on wire rack and serve the cake at room temperature.
If you want an added sweetness like my family, make sure you make the optional glaze. Don’t worry – it is easy to make!
You only need three ingredients for the glaze as well. It’s so yummy.
If you are looking for a delicious dessert, look no further than this easy pumpkin cake recipe with canned pumpkin.
You likely already have most of the ingredients you need in your pantry. It is one of our favorite recipes.
I told you this Pumpkin Cake with cake mix was easy!
This is a great cake recipe to take to potlucks, neighbors, holiday parties and more. It’s very simple and budget friendly.
Even if you’re not a great baker like me, I know you can make this easy pumpkin cake recipe.
Easy Pumpkin Cake Recipe with Canned Pumpkin Variations:
There are simple ways to change this cake recipe. The next time I make it I think I will add a crumble topping like the one I used on these Pumpkin Muffins.
You can also add chopped nuts or maybe even raisins. Brown Sugar would be tasty too and will add a delicious flavor to this recipe.
Also, I have mixed in 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips in this cake batter before putting it in the pan. This small amount of chocolate chips added a nice flavor but was not too overpowering so you could still taste the pumpkin in the recipe. It was amazing and was a great addition to this cake recipe.
In addition, you can make pumpkin cake recipe with cream cheese frosting. I would use a cream cheese frosting similar to the one that I used in this Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting recipe. This frosting is so creamy and delicious and would taste amazing on this pumpkin cake.
Also, you can definitely make this cake your own by using different cake mixes like spice cake! My sister made this recipe with a carrot cake mix and I was nervous but it tasted amazing!
What would you add to this canned pumpkin and yellow cake mix recipe to make it your own?
We are always experimenting with recipes and coming up with new things. It’s so much fun.
Please share any ideas you have in the comments. I would love to hear how you made this cake unique and delicious!
What can you use to bake this Pumpkin Cake recipe in?
If you are looking to serve this cake in the dish, I really like Rachael Ray Stoneware Baker. It is so pretty.
This baking dish with lid is perfect if you plan to take this cake somewhere. The lid is so handy.
Also, you can make this easy pumpkin bundt cake in your favorite bundt pan. This cake would be beautiful when a bundt pan is used. Make sure you follow the cooking time on the back of the box for this type of pan and it will work perfectly!
Now that you know how to make this healthy pumpkin cake, you will enjoy making it frequently.
It is the time of year to enjoy all things pumpkin! If you love this time of year as much as I do, you will love trying these different pumpkin recipes.
They are so good and sure to please the entire family. So tasty and delicious.
Try the Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe. It is so easy to make but hard to stop eating!
You might also like Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter Recipe. It is so yummy and makes biscuits, french toast, pancakes and more absolutely amazing!
Print this pumpkin cake with yellow cake mix and canned pumpkin below:
If you love all things Pumpkin, this Easy Pumpkin Cake is a must try. It is so easy with only 3 ingredients and sure to be a hit with everyone that tries this delicious Pumpkin Spice Cake.
- 1 box cake mix I used Butter Golden
- 1 can 15 oz 100% Pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 tablespoons apple juice, water or milk
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Mix cake mix, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice until well blended.
Bake according to package directions (350 degrees). I used a Golden Butter cake mix, but you could use white or yellow or even spice cake.
Whisk together ingredients until a pourable drizzle forms. Add more powdered sugar if its too thin, more apple juice if its too thick.
Serve cake and drizzle glaze over the top.
My entire family and I all love a delicious sheet cake and this cola chocolate cake recipe is a must try!
Try this Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe that is going to become a new go-to treat during the holiday season.
If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you try this other Canned Pumpkin Cake Recipes:
- Best Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
- Pumpkin Cake with Maple Frosting
- Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Jello Poke Cake Recipe is the perfect dessert to bring to family gatherings, pot lucks, holidays and more.
Chocolate Ganache Cake Roll recipe looks so pretty and tastes amazing.
We also love this Easy Pound Cake Recipe for another easy dessert idea that is fabulous.
Also, try these other Easy pumpkin recipes:
- Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
- Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bars
- Pumpkin Cookies
- Quick and Easy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
- Pumpkin Cookies
- Pumpkin Bread Recipe
- Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Easy Crock Pot Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Casserole Recipe
- Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe with Easy Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Granola
- Pumpkin Roll Recipe
- Pumpkin lunch recipes
- Easy Fall Pumpkin Recipes