Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cake 

 Originally Written: October 17, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cake
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cake

One more very nice treat for you to make for this Halloween! This is a really tasty, moist cake that will surprise you – if only because it is not the usual way to use pumpkin. The fact that this recipe uses cake mix is a bit different from all the other recipes I usual share – but for the sake of time, I decided to try it and I wasn’t sorry! Plus – Orange glaze that is drizzled over the cake gives it an extra flavour that I am sure everyone will enjoy. Try it today – you will not be disappointed!

1 spice cake mix

3 large eggs

1/2 cup oil

15 oz. can pumpkin puree

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1-1/2 cups cinnamon chips or chocolate chips

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate

For Orange Glaze:

cup powdered sugar

3-4 Tbsp. orange juice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bundt cake pan.

2. With an electric mixer, beat cake mix, eggs, oil, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice together until smooth.

3. Remove 1 cup of the batter to a smaller bowl.

4. Stir the cinnamon chips into the remaining cake batter, then pour into the prepared bundt pan.

5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate for 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir, and repeat, if necessary, until the chocolate is melted.

6. Stir chocolate into the reserved 1 cup of cake batter.

7. Dollop the chocolate batter mixture over the cake batter in the bundt pan. Using a knife, swirl the chocolate batter into the regular pumpkin cake batter.

8. Bake 28-35 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

9. Invert cake and let cool.

10. To make glaze: Whisk together powdered sugar and orange juice. Drizzle over cooled cake.

Have a Happy Halloween and let me know how this cake turned out for you! Your comments, suggestions and input is always appreciated


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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