This is from Jessica Seinfield's Cookbook, as I got it out of the library. My friend makes this cake and its wonderful. I just wonder if Jessica actually makes this cake because the instructions are terrible. It says grease a 9 inch cake pan, it should say TWO. It should also say divide batter evenly between two cake pans. If you make this as instructed with only one 9 inch pan, you get an awful mess and a 3 year old crying because their birthday cake is ruined because as bubbles over the edge. Someone should have tested these recipes prior to publishing the book!
Definitely make this in TWO 9-inch cake pans! It turns out quite nicely. I couldn't taste any pumpkin at all. It does make the box cake mix slightly more dense but it still tastes good. We topped this with chocolate frosting. Delicious!
This is my daughters favorite cake now. I misplaced my cookbook so I am happy to find in on line. If anyone has the orange cream cheese icing she recommends, I would love that recipe too.