Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Today I'm thankful for Pumpkin Spice cake. I know it's silly. But, I LOVE pretty much anything pumpkin spice flavored! I was cleaning out the pantry yesterday and I came across a cake mix that was about to expire. I also found a package of Jell-O instant pudding Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice flavor I had bought last year. So, knowing I'm going visiting teaching later this afternoon, I decided to whip up some Pumpkin Spice mini-loaf cakes to take as a treat! I've been adhering to a strict diet, which I'm fairly certain does not include Pumpkin Spice Cake. But, who could resist the warm, moist crumbliness of Pumpkin Spice cake? I sure couldn't! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. It's sad to say, but little things like this make me happy.

FYI: For those of you who may be unaware, you can make pretty much any cake flavor your heart so desires. In my family, I grew up enjoying Pistachio cake. (Picture shown) But, I've taken the recipe and altered it to accommodate any flavor that Jell-O makes in an instant pudding flavor. Ergo Pumpkin Spice Cake the easy way!

To make flavored cake, all you have to do is take a white or yellow cake mix and prepare as normal. Fold in 1 small box of the desired Jell-O instant pudding mix. Bake as usual.

For frosting, you can choose whatever frosting you prefer. For pistachio cake, we usually take a regular sized tub of Cool Whip, another small box of same-flavored instant pudding, 2 T milk, and whip. And by whip, I mean, I just usually stir it all up together until it's spreadable. Use more milk if necessary. Sprinkle with crumbled walnut or pistachio pieces if so desired. Viola!


  1. Hey Cheryl,
    It's great to see another family member with a blog. We are huge bloggers. Come check out our blog to see our happenings in New Jersey. You can also find Sarah Ross and Kate & Ryan Ross' blogs there. Lots of love. John & Cassie Ross

  2. YUM!!! You are speaking my language with the pumpkin thing! I LOVE anything pumpkin!!! I even love the little pumpkins just to sit out for decorations! :)

    Good to know about the Jell-o cake thing...never heard that! You're so smart! :)

  3. Thanks for the baking lesson! Now when I'm running behind, I can use this info to whip up some cupcakes for scrap night.
    And hey, why am I just finding out you started a blog?! Oh yeah, never mind... mediocre friends.


  4. Oh, yummmmmmm. There goes my diet. I"ve got to try this. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and letting me know about your blog. Mine is http://cmwrightfamily.blogspot.com

  5. Another good and easy pumpkin cake recipe is to do a spice cake mix with one can pumpkin. Just mix and bake. Easy and yummy!