Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

I've seen several versions of this cake recently and love how simple it is to put together. So I took what I liked from several different recipes and made it my own.

1 (18.25 ounce) yellow cake mix
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 in. pan.

In a large bowl mix together cake mix, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

Bake for 25 - 30 minutes in preheated oven, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Let cool. Frost if desired.

Since it is a very simple recipe I had the kids help me make it.  We had fun each taking a sniff of the spices and seeing if we liked how the smelled. I liked them all, the kids weren't so sure.

I didn't have a chance to take pictures while they were putting in the ingredients but was able to get some while they stirred.

And after everything was thoroughly stirred in, there is, of course, the fun of licking the spoons. Since there is no egg in this recipe I was happy to let them enjoy this.

A couple pictures of the finished cake. This cake was all gone (except for the piece I put in Doug's lunch for the next day) by that evening. I used Butter Frosting to add the finishing touch to this cake.

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  1. Oh, my! (she says, wiping the drool from her ching) That looks YUMMY! I love the pic of your precious ones licking the spoons.....I still do that too! lol


  2. wow these look great! I love seeing kids cooking in the kitchen!

  3. Hello Rose,

    Stopping by for the first time. Love the look of this recipe and that it is a good one to do with children.

    Those are sweet little ones lending a hand with this cake. You can never have enough help licking those spoons :)

    Nice to meet you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  4. Yum! What a fun and simple recipe and those kiddos are priceless!!

  5. I just got this recipe from a Weight Watchers person. The only thing there was NO icing. That is o.k. We still know how to count our points and have cake.

  6. Yummy this looks delish!! I love pumpkin. I am pinning you so I can remember to make this later. Can't wait.

  7. Oh my yummy goodness!! I SO want to try this recipe!! Thanks for visiting my post on pumpkin pie pudding, let me know if you do try it! ;)

  8. I love seeing kids helping in the kitchen! And pumpkin AND chocolate chips... YUM!

    BTW I've got a recipe linkup going on! (

  9. YUM! That looks delicious! I would love for you to com elink up at TGIF Linky Party

  10. That looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Hi Rose,
    I am sure that your helpers make this a very special cake! We would really love the pumpkin and chocolate combination. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Yumminess! Can't wait to try this, and even let my kids help. Thanks for sharing it with us at our link up party.