2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake

I love pumpkin. I love it pretty much any way I can get it. With fall here – it is the season of pumpkins. I can find my pumpkin latte in stores, pumpkin creamer. The list is endless. I also love to cook with pumpkin. So, when I heard about a 2 ingredient cake with pumpkin – I had to try it. How much easier can you get than 2 ingredients? And it was incredibly simple – and delicious. So – here for your enjoyment – the easiest pumpkin cake you will ever make – with a simple glaze topping.


2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake 


1 box cake mix – your choice of flavor (I used a spice cake)

1 15oz can of pumpkin (make sure it is pure pumpkin – not pumpkin pie mix)

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease the cake pan of your choice. I would recommend a 7 X 11. Mix the cake mix and the pumpkin with mixer for about 2 minutes. (It will be a very thick mix – not like cake batter) and spread into pan. I did not expect it to be so thick. To me it was more like a biscuit dough. But I spread it around in the pan.

Bake for about 28 minutes – until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool then pour glaze over top.

Glaze Recipe

1 cup powdered sugar

2 Tblsp milk

1/2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice

Mix ingredients together until smooth

Final Thoughts

This is a very dense cake. As I said, it was more like spreading a dough than pouring a cake. However this takes nothing away from the flavor, the richness and the texture. We loved it. The top on mine was not smooth like the picture on the site where I got it. Mine was more bumpy like a drop biscuit.


But to me – that just gave the glaze more nooks and crannies to cling to. This is a very simple, quick recipe and is definitely going on my make again list. Family agrees – a real winner.


2 thoughts on “2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake

  1. Debi says:

    I’m definitely trying this one!

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