Golden Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

I don't just eat pumpkin cake in the fall! I like recipes that are based on a store-bought cake mix. The frosting is based on a can of store-bought as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour two 8" round cake pans.
  3. FOR CAKE: Combine cake mix, eggs, water, pumpkin and spices in a large bowl.
  4. Beat for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cup of walnuts.
  6. Pour batter evenly into the pans.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool before frosting.
  9. FOR FROSTING: In a bowl, combine frosting, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
  10. Mix well and frost cake.
  11. Use walnuts for garnish.
Most Helpful

This was well received. I rarely make cakes from a box mix, but this was a wonderful use of canned pumpkin & butter cake mix I had in my pantry. I didn't make the frosting in this recipe, however, I did make the frosting from German Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (with the addition of 1 t. vanilla extract) and frosted the cake right from the oven. It was so moist! My husband was surprised that it was a box mix. If I made it again, I would probably increase all of the spices.

Larawithoutau March 08, 2012

I made this a while ago and forgot to review it. I omitted the walnuts and subbed ground cloves for the nutmeg- just personal preference. Everyone loved it, thanks!

Madame Blueberry November 11, 2011