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Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Cake with Pecan Glaze

Good Morning!  Well, weather has been a little chilly here in Florida... a crisp 70 degrees brrr..... lol....  Last night I made this AMAZING pumpkin cake and to make it even better, it was the easiest cake I've ever made!  You use a regular box cake mix and add a few special touches to it and voila!  It came out super moist and not overly sweet.  It's a winner for the family.

Pumpkin Cake with Pecan Glaze

For the Cake:
1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree
1 tbsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix

For the Glaze:
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 cup chopped pecans
3 tblsp of Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla

For this recipe, you will be using all the normal ingredients you would use in making your box cake, with the addition of the canned pumpkin and spices. 

Empty the contents of the boxed cake mix and it's ingredients along with pumpkin puree into a large bowl.  Using a hand-mixer or stand mixer beat until well incorporated. The batter will be very thick, but will come together nicely.

Pour batter into a greased 7 x 11 X 2 pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan, then flip onto a platter.

Make the glaze while you're waiting.

Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, milk,  and  pumpkin pie spice.  Whisk until combined.  Glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more sugar or milk if needed. Add chopped pecans.  Pour over the cake while still warm. Reserve some to pour over each slice when served.

Serve warm or room temperature. 


  1. This sounds a lot like a cake I make but I use spice cake and one can of pumpkin. The easiest cake to make. LOL. TWO INGREDIENTS!!! You can not mess it up. Follow me if you get a chance at

  2. Yes, it's the easiest thing ever.. Spice cake sounds good, it would eliminate having to add the pumpkin pie spice. I'm following you now.. :)