The Kids Cook Monday - Pumpkin Spice Cake

Fall seems to have arrived in Dallas and just in time for The Kids Cook Monday. Fall means pumpkin time and I really wanted a pumpkin dessert!

After browsing though a bunch of recipes, we finally settled on a simple pumpkin cake. It uses a package mix as a base, so it was nice & easy for cooking with the kids. It also smelled amazing while it was baking and we've kind of eaten half of it already.

Pumpkin Spice Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1 can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
2 tsp cinnamon (maybe a little more, I added a bit extra)
1/2 cup sugar

Mix together the dry ingredients, then using a hand mixer, beat in the oil, water & eggs.
Add pumpkin puree and beat until smooth.
Pour into a greased/sprayed 9x13 pan and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Top with cream cheese icing and sprinkles!

I bet nuts would go really well in this or as a topper, but F&B hate nuts, so that's a no-go around here.


  1. We are getting into the fall theme here as well. Made pumpkin butter this weekend. LOVE fall foods!

  2. YAY for the recipe it looks AMAZING! Adding to make "To Make"

  3. What size can of pumpkin did you use? :D This looks so tasty I can't wait to try it!

  4. Yum! I love this time of year just for baking with pumpkin. I am going to make this this week!

  5. @Jenn, the normal size can, about 15 oz.

  6. Always like you kids cook monday theme! And I love the new look of your blog too!

  7. The cake looks delicious! Your little girl is adorable!


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