Spicy Pumpkin Cake

It's officially fall and when the pumpkins start showing up in the Farmers Markets along side the country roads, it is time to get out the pumpkin recipes. The Pumpkin Cake recipe that I am using today was my Aunts recipe that I have made a little easier, and gave it a fantastic frosting.  Aunt Ann you will never recognize your recipe, but I will never forget where the inspiration came from and the wonderful role model that you were for me, thank you!

Spicy Pumpkin Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We Start With Some Very Simple Ingredients


A Fantastic Frosting

Spicy Pumpkin Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Spicy Pumpkin Cake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
The Cake
1 Yellow Cake Mix, (15.25 ounce box)
1 (15 ounce) can Pumpkin Puree
2 eggs
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon all spice
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
drops of yellow and red food color
Baking flour and oil spray
The Frosting
1 cup butter, softened
4-1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 cup Pumpkin Puree
2 teaspoons Pumpkin pie spice
drops of yellow and red food color
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, pumpkin puree,(reserving 1 cup for the frosting) cinnamon, all spice, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix in a large bowl until mixed well.
Add the drops of food color and blend until the color is right for you.
Pour into a sprayed 9X13 baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely.
The Frosting
In a medium mixing bowl whip the butter until very smooth.
Add the pumpkin puree (reserved from the cake) and the pumpkin spice.
Add the food color and mix to your desired color.
Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time and mix well.
Continue to add and mix the powdered sugar until the frosting is right for you.
Frost the cake and garnish with chopped pecans.

This Is A Great Fall Cake

Spicy Pumpkin Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Great For A Harvest Party

Spicy Pumpkin Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Let's Serve This Cake

Spicy Pumpkin Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I am so excited to share this warm fall recipe, it is delicious and I sure hope that you and your family enjoy it as much as we have! Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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  1. This looks and sounds delicious. I would love to try :)

  2. It's that pumpkin time of year! Thanks for joining the What's for Dinner party! Hope we see you every week. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Looks delicious Miz Helen , Thanks for sharing. Pinned for later

  4. MMM - I love spice cake. The pumpkin just elevates it! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. So glad you've joined us - have a wonderful week!


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