Cheat's chocolate pumpkin cake

    50 min

    The pumpkin puree makes this chocolate cake extra-moist. It's absolutely delicious! The cream cheese frosting is literally the icing on the cake - it complements the cake well.

    70 people made this

    Serves: 18 

    • 520g chocolate cake mix
    • 425g pumpkin puree
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 recipe cream cheese frosting

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23x33cm or similar size baking dish.
    2. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin puree, eggs and oil for 3 minutes using a mixer on medium speed. Pour into the prepared dish and spread evenly.
    3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool, then frost with cream cheese frosting.

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    Recipe was tasty as written, but I have some helpful tips for people who are health conscious: try this WITHOUT using the eggs, oil, or cream cheese. Add 1 tsp of cinnamon to the pumpkin and cake mix, and even though it sounds odd, it's SO moist, delicious, and HEALTHY!!! Trust me, try this....  -  05 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was great. I added 2tsp of pumpkin pie spice to the dry ingredients, and it made it more of a pumpkin pie chocolate cake. Also, after I iced the cake, I sprinkled cinnamon over the top, which made it look great, and added a bit more spice to it. My family has really enjoyed this cake; it's great for all of our fall birthdays! So easy too! Thanks for the great recipe.  -  05 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This cake was moist and tastey, but I didn't really taste the pumpkin, and I was hoping to. I may try again and add some pumpkin spices or use the canned pumpkin that already has the spices. I used the Whipped Cream Cream Cheese frosting recipe I found on this site and it was GREAT with the cake. Again, was good, worth making, but not so sure how the pumpkin comes into play, other than it may of helped the cake be all the more moist.  -  14 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)