Moist Pumpkin Cake for evey pumpkin lover!

Moist Pumpkin Cake


  • 1 Box yellow Duncan Hines cake mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • (cinnamon and nutmeg may be subsituted with 2teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 2/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs


    Mix ingredients well until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. (Times vary you may have to keep an eye on it.)



kfam Says... 20 Oct 2009 , 4:37pm

Is the sugar supposed to be 2/4? Is is 1/2 c or 1/4 c? Thx!

rillabella Says... 21 Oct 2009 , 4:01pm

You're only adding 1 cup of pumpkin, so I'm guessing it's 1/4 cup of sugar to sweeten it. I will be making this for a bake sale tomorrow and will let you know how it turns out!

bovaritter Says... 23 Oct 2009 , 5:53am

I am making this right now and got to the sugar! I guess I will go with a 1/4 cup too!

rillabella Says... 27 Oct 2009 , 10:46am

Yup, I used 1/4 cup and it came out great. The cakes sold out and people started asking for the recipe!

travmand Says... 2 Nov 2009 , 7:09pm

Made this with a spice cake mix...yum, yum, yum!

visa3 Says... 16 Nov 2009 , 7:14am

What size pan should this be done in?Thanks

gourmetsharon Says... 16 Nov 2009 , 7:04pm

Sounds good! What flavor icing did you use for this?

Jeniwin Says... 19 Nov 2009 , 5:46pm

Fantastic recipe, thanks for sharing. I used a white cake mix (all I had) and I put another 1/4 c of pumpkin in, worked great. Made 2 dozen cupcakes. Everyone that tasted them LOVED them.

Maja07 Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 12:32pm

•1 Box yellow Duncan Hines cake mix, I don't have this where I live, so what can I use instead

Felishamoss Says... 7 Oct 2010 , 11:14am

Sorry, is it canned pumkin like the pumkin pie filling?

microbiology1 Says... 26 Oct 2010 , 11:09am

Felishamoss-I think that you want regular packed pumpkin, not pie filling as that already has spices added. At least the ones at my store did.

rillabella Says... 28 Oct 2010 , 9:03am

Plain old canned pumpkin - I've never bought the pie filling but I assume it has sugar and spices added, and may not be the right consistency.

peaceocake Says... 17 Nov 2010 , 12:53pm

I added a dash of ginger and baked it in a bundt cake pan. I also glazed it with an orange sugar glaze. It's yummy

calicopurr Says... 10 Aug 2011 , 4:27pm

What if you subbed the sugar for a package of butterscotch pudding? I'm going to try it!!

BornAgainNickumz Says... 25 Oct 2011 , 11:38am

Is this good for decorating, I want to bake 2 bundt pans and put one on the other to make a real looking pumpkin shaped and decorated cake. ?

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