How to Make Pumpkin Cake

I was blessed with a pantry full of groceries this month from other people’s kitchens, so I set off to make a cake using only the ingredients I had at hand.  May I introduce to you the

Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of Buttermilk Pancake mix
  • 2/3 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 can 30 oz Pumpkin Pie Mix
  • 2 large eggs

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease 9 x 12 cake pan
  • Combine pancake mix, oats, sugar, and cinnamon in large bowl
  • Combine pumpkin mix and eggs in medium bowl; mix well
  • Stir into oat mixture just until moistened
  • Spread batter (it will be very thick) into cake pan

Bonus Points:

I tried to make a streusel crumb topping but I got creative and added brown sugar to the mix.  I think the wetness of the brown sugar (due to the molasses) kiboshed the streusel, because it became a goop.  So I just spread the goop over the top of the batter and baked it anyway.

Here is what I used for the streusel crumb/goop:

  • Combine 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1.5 Tablespoons granulated sugar, 1.5 Tablespoons brown sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon in small bowl.
  • Cut in 2 T butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly.
  • So it did not come out crumbly, it came out goopy.  Better luck with yours!

Bake the cake for 35 – 45 minutes, depending on your oven.  It is a very dense batter, so you may want to cook it at 325.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2/3 block of cream cheese
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of mik
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Mix it all together, one ingredient at a time to prevent clumping

Spread over completed cake and enjoy this dense, sweet mass of pumpkin and cream cheese!  Nom, nom, nom!

Yummo!

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One thought on “How to Make Pumpkin Cake

  1. This pumpkin cake looks divine – especially the icing. My husband loves anything pumpkin – throughout the year, not just around autumn. We moved to Florida 3 years ago and the baking here just isn’t the same as home (New York). If you love pumpkin cake, I recommend you check out CrumbCakeCreations for
    New York Style Crumb Cakes. To die for! We order around the holidays and enjoy thoroughly.
    This recipe looks really easy – I’m going to give it a shot and see what the grandkids think!

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