{Fall Foods} 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hello all, and Happy Thanksgiving Week! It's a short one for us at school and work, and hopefully you'll be enjoying some time off, as well. Every year, as soon as we start thinking about Thanksgiving, I start dreaming of pumpkin. I even choose pumpkin pie as my birthday 'cake' every year! I usually make this Healthy Pumpkin Bread, but this weekend I was short on time and long on cravings, so I gave the Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake recipe a go. And daaaaaaaaaang, am I glad I did!


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It really is just two ingredients....a box cake and a can of pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix).


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After plopping the pumpkin in the bowl, you start thinking there's no way this is going to mix.


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After wrestling with it for awhile, you end up with batter that looks like this....super thick and questionable.

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Not knowing how it would cook through the middle, I chose to bake it in a bundt pan. Just follow the temperature directions for the cake mix, but bake it a few minutes less than suggested on the box. Handle it carefully and let cool completely before cutting (that means resist the urge to face plant it right out of the oven, no matter how good it smells!), as it tends to crumble easily before setting.


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Mine has a healthy dose of powdered sugar.

But your patience will be rewarded with this amazing, flavorful and moist (sorry, I hate that word, too...but there's really no other word to describe it!) cake. Or bread. Or whatever classification this yumminess falls under. Just don't call it a loaf. And since there's no eggs, oil or butter, it's also quite healthy. (I calculated less than 200 calories per 12 servings.) Yay, I'll take five two pieces!


Unless you're gluttonous like me and serve it with cinnamon ice cream. (I used this insanely good recipe.)


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Dee-vine...and Git in Mah Belly!

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So delish, in fact, that I made another using devil's food cake mix! There was very little pumpkin taste, but a lot of rich chocolatey goodness. My gluttony knows no bounds, and I added chocolate chips to this batter. 

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I am completely sold on this easy recipe, and can't wait to whip up some mini versions as gifts this Holiday season.

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Have you started any baking? Are you like me, with pumpkin puree running through your veins? Our Thanksgiving table is set and I'm excited to share it with you tomorrow!

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31 witty retorts:

  1. Oh my gracious... That looks so good and I can't believe how easy it is. To my recipe files it goes, and maybe to our Thanksgiving table, too...

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  2. One of my favorite food/dessert blogs has been doing a bunch of two ingredient cookies and cakes. They did one with a box of cake mix and a can of soda. Its amazing what one ingredient and a box of mix can make!

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  3. This looks amazing. I pretty much love any dessert with pumpkin in it except for pumpkin pie (wierd, right?). I've got to try this!

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  4. YUM! looks fantastic and i love that it uses so few ingredients! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  5. I've been dying to try that recipe! If your chevron plates are missing when you get home - don't come knocking on my door. ;)

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  6. My mother in law made this last week and added in white chocolate chips. TO DIE FOR!

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  7. That looks amazing, and not too difficult, even for me! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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  8. I love this recipe! I add walnuts sometimes too. Mmm.

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  9. I see that recipe all over Pinterest and have wondered if it's good... so it's nice to hear an actual review. Especially love the idea of using a chocolate cake mix.

    Speaking of Pinterest and Pumpkin... you should try the recipe for Pumpkin Crunch. OMG... so GOOD! I don't even like pumpkin pie but I loved this. It's on my menu for Thanksgiving.

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  10. I've heard of this, but haven't tried it and was curious as to how it would turn out...thanks for letting us know! I'm definitely going to make it now. Mmmm your picture looks so good!

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  11. Yummy! And Megan is right, the photos are beautiful. They look professional.

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  12. That sounds absolutely fantastic!!! I'm totally making the pumpkin version and slathering it in cream cheese frosting...who's gluttonous now??? (c:

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  13. Easy works for me! Love this and looks delicious too! :)

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  14. This looks like a great recipe!

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  15. I haven't started baking yet and I can't wait for Wednesday! (I'll be off work then) and I have a super easy pumpkin bread that the family is asking for~ loved your pics - we have the same flatware!!! so pretty :o)

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  16. Yummy AND easy!!?? I'm sold! Happy turkey week Cassie :)

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  17. Yummo! And super easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. oh man!! am I soooo gonna make this. My sister makes these healthy brownies where its just one can of mashed black beans and brownie mix -it sounds nasty but it is oh so tasty & healthy.

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  19. I love making this. I never thought of putting it in a bundt pan before! xo

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  20. Looks fabulous AND two ingredients -- awesome.

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  21. Yum! Since it's so easy I might have to try that for Thursday's feast.

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  22. I am definitely making that this weekend! And I am on board with the cinnamon ice cream recommendation -- I may try cinnamon whipped cream instead. Yum!

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  23. Yummy! I make a similar version of cupcakes with yellow cake mix, 1 can pumpkin, and 1 tsp. pumpkin spice. I add a "to die for" cream cheese with brown sugar frosting. Can't get enough of these throughout the fall season.

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  24. Hey Cassie, I just did this with a spice cake mix and pumpkin for our church's Thanksgiving dinner potluck! But I made muffins/cupcakes and spread some homemade cream cheese frosting on them! Delish! I kinda felt like I was cheating bringing something so easy but they were gone in a few seconds!

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  25. Can't wait to make it but what size can of pumpkin?

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  26. Hi Anon -- it's a regular size can of pumpkin...15ozs or so...not that jumbo can. :)

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  27. My first time making this treat, I added the hard-tofind Hershey's cinnamon chips and a cream cheese frosting. Currently I'm trying the cinnamon chips and walnuts and will probably not frost. We'll see how it turns out! What a great recipe!

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    1. Cinnamon chips!!!??? Shut the front door! That sounds amazing. I think I need to revisit this recipe!

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