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magic pumpkin cake

Recipe by
Sheila Devor
Towanda, KS

What's not to love about Pumpkin??!!! The layers of flavor between the yellow cake, pumpkin and its spice makes this cake amazing, not to mention the delicious topping to give it the perfect touch!

yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For magic pumpkin cake

  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix, plus ingredients needed to make the cake (eggs, water, oil)
  • 1- 15 oz
    canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 3
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 sm
    box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 c
    cold milk
  • 8 oz
    cool whip, thawed

How To Make magic pumpkin cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix according to package instructions. Pour into a sprayed 9x13' cake pan. DO NOT BAKE! Set aside.
  • 2
    In another bowl, whisk together the canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, heavy cream, eggs, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth. Slowly pour the pumpkin pie mixture all over the top of the cake mix.
  • 3
    Carefully place the cake into the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until center is no longer jiggly, and a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. I baked mine for 60 minutes. NOTE: The cake may be slightly darker than normal, but still tastes great! Let cool to room temperature.
  • 4
    Prepare your frosting. Place pudding into large bowl. Add the pumpkin pie spice and pour in the cold milk. Whisk or beat until combined and the pudding starts to thicken. Gently fold in the cool whip until its completely combined. Spread on top of the cooled cake. You can serve now or chill the cake and serve when chilled.