Spiced Pumpkin Cake Recipe

This easy pumpkin cake starts with a cake mix and is spiced with cinnamon and ground cloves. It is made even more delicious with a luscious cream cheese frosting.
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  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cloves, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
10 mins
35 mins
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat all ingredients, except Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting, in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping side of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended.

2. Pour into greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting.

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened, 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cloves in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 package (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar (about 4 cups) until smooth.


Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes: Prepare batter as directed. Spoon batter into 24 greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting. Makes 24 (1 cupcake) servings.

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Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 379 Calories
Fat: 16 Grams
Protein: 3 Grams
Cholesterol: 55 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 55 Grams
Sodium: 343 Milligrams
Fiber: 1 Grams

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