Celebration Pumpkin Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Crafty Lady 13

An elegant pumpkin cake made with spice cake mix. Frosted with cream cheese frosting and topped with caramel ice cream topping. A surefire way to impress you family and guests.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

This was one of two desserts I took to a local college art show for their food buffet, & it was one of the first to be totally devoured! I followed your easy recipe but did use a very thick homemade caramel sauce & toasted the pecans before topping the cake! Can't wait to make this again in lieu of the usual pumpkin pie! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for my groupmate in the Aus/NZ 12 Days of Christmas Recipe Swap]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. Combine cake mix, pumpkin, eggs and butter in a large bowl; beat with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among prepared pans.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool cakes for 5 minutes on wire racks. Remove to racks; cool completely.
  5. Place on cake layer on serving plate; cover with frosting. Place second layer on top of first; cover with frosting. Top with remaining cake layer; frost top and side of cake. Spread caramel over top of cake, letting some caramel drip down side. Garnish with pecan halves.

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