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Pumpkin Spice Cake

We sometimes call this pumpkin spice cake "Thanksgiving Cake" because it's a tasty alternative to pie, but we don't relegate it to just that holiday. I think you'll agree it's delicious any time of the year.—Kathy Rhoads, Circleville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Cream cheese frosting or whipped cream

Directions

  • Preheat overn to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan. In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix, eggs, pumpkin, water, oil, pudding mix and cinnamon. Beat at medium speed for 5 minutes. Stir in pecans.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost cake or serve with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 318 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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