Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake- Fast and Furious Friday Style

Although this delicious cake looks very time consuming- it is not. The recipe comes from my good friend Chery's website, Entertaining at Home .

No one will guess this showstopper dessert with a luscious cinnamon frosting starts with a mix! It's a year-round favorite with Linda Murray from Allenstown, New Hampshire.

1 package(18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin
1-3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2-1/2 cups vanilla frosting
1-1/4 cups chopped walnuts

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, water, pumpkin, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes.

Pour into two well-greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Combine frosting and remaining cinnamon; spread between layers and over top and

Press walnuts lightly into frosting on sides of cake.

Yield: 10-12 servings.

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  1. Loving the convenience of starting with a boxed mix, and the add-ins to make it homemade. This sounds excellent.

  2. looks impressive and easy... right up my alley. I am saving all these Thanksgiving ideas, and this looks fabulous

  3. Looks and sounds yummy! I love spice cake and it's perfect for the pumpkin.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I love this fabulous looking really looks like you slaved all day, Sherri! The pumpkin and spice together would be delish!