New England Pumpkin Cake

It’s officially October which means it’s officially “All Things Pumpkin” season. Not that I haven’t been embracing pumpkin everything since Labor Day weekend ended…. errr, or a couple of weeks before that. But that is besides the point! September may be all about getting excited for the pumpkin fun, but October means business.

Last year I shared 5 pumpkin inspired recipes in 5 weeks. I had so much fun doing it that I decided to repeat the fun this year, despite the husband protesting. Over the next 5 weeks I plan to share a pumpkin inspired treat with you once a week. From cakes, to cookies & breakfast items, there will be a little bit of everything.

Week #1 starts with one of my new favorites, New England Pumpkin Cake.

I love how simple this recipe is, but that it doesn’t lack the flavor and quality of something made from scratch. I have tried A LOT of pumpkin breads and cakes, most of which use cake mix bases, but this one by far surpasses all of them. It is so good and so easy.

New England Pumpkin Cake
Serves 16
A simple and delicious pumpkin cake that is perfect for breakfast or dessert
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
270 calories
38 g
47 g
12 g
3 g
1 g
69 g
234 g
12 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270
Calories from Fat 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 47mg
Sodium 234mg
Total Carbohydrates 38g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 box yellow cake mix
  2. 2/3 cup sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  8. 1 can of pumpkin (16 oz.)
  9. 1/4 cup water
  10. Glaze (Optional)
  11. 1/2 cup powder sugar
  12. 1/2 tsp extract (vanilla or maple work great)
  13. 2-3 tsp of milk (2.5 was the magic number for me)
  1. 1)Combine all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  2. 2) Add eggs and stir them in.
  3. 3) Add water and oil. Beat on low speed until well blended.
  4. 4) Add the pumpkin. Beat on low until smooth.
  5. 5) Pour into a greased bundt pat and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
  6. 6) Once cake is cooled completely mix the glaze ingredients and drizzle on as much as you would like. Glaze will set in about 15-30 minutes.
  1. You can substitute the spices for 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice if you wish.
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A simple and delicious pumpkin cake that is perfect for breakfast or dessert.
There are lots of fun variations you could create with this recipe. From adding raisins, nuts or chocolate chips. Or the kind of icing, glaze or powdered sugar you top it with.
It’s the perfect cake for any occasion from morning until night.
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  • Oh this looks amazing! I just pinned it so I can make it later! Thanks for sharing.


    • Thank you so much for the pin! I hope you love it.

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Woman, you know the way to my heart!!! And Pumpkin Palooza can continue through the the whole month with your pumpkin goodness!! Wish you lived next door, we’d be having coffee with a slice of this yumminess and brainstorm pumpkin!! Lol! Have a super duper day!

    • Now that would be the best ever and I would LOVE to continue the Pumpkin Palooza insanity. I have SO many recipes I would just love to share… even if the hubby is cringing a bit. He doesn’t love pumpkin even the tiniest fraction as much as I do.

  • Three boys and a girl blog

    this looks so good, I just wish I liked pumpkin! It always looks so yummy to me but then i remember how much i dislike the taste haha. I know so many of my family members that would love this!!

    • The hubby doesn’t love pumpkin spice but LOVES this cake. But if you dislike the pumpkin flavor, this might be a no go. It is so good and so easy.

  • Being a New England girl, I think I need to make this! haha It looks delicious, yet easy! I think this would make a great desert for Thanksgiving =)

    • So funny, I totally thought about you when I was writing the New England part of the title. It really would! Add a scoop of cool-whip and voila!

  • So you should totally have a bakery because I can never make my stuff look like Sam’s club does. Dang just walk away. LOL Yum!

    • Aaaaahhhhh! Best compliment ever. My magic is only good with baked goods. Dinner entrees DO NOT look appetizing at all.

  • Holy yum! This looks amazing. Your pumpkin cake balls popped up on my feed from last year. Anything made with pumpkin gets a thumbs up from me. This is a beautiful cake!!

    • Thank you so much! We may or may not have already made it 3 times already this year. It is just SO flipping good.

  • You and Whitney with your delish pumpkin recipes today! YUM!!!!

    • Wasn’t that fun. I smiled so big when I saw that she had shared one too!

  • Whitney Jordan

    Yum! We both have pumpkin cakes on the brain today. Bundt cakes are just so pretty and the perfect treat to bake for someone. I’ll have to give your recipe a try and I’m anxious to make your pumpkin muffins again ASAP.

    • I laughed SO hard when I went to add my post into the inlinkz and saw that you had shared something pumpkin too. SO much fun. I wish we could sit down over coffee and try these tasty treats out together. Definitely make this. It is SO good.

  • Ohhhhhhhh my goodness! I can’t even think straight right now. This looks so yummy!

    • SO yummy and SO easy. Even my girls can mix this up with no assistance!

  • Looks delicious! I think I’m going to do an alternative to pie this weekend for Thanksgiving…this might do!

    • This would be perfection. You could even add a dollop of cool whip on top… why have I not tried that before?!?!

  • This looks delicious! And so dang pretty!

  • That looks so delicious! Pinned!

  • Well HELLO, pumpkin cake, get in my belly!!!! This sounds amazing, Beth!

    • SO good Lindsay. Please, oh please, make it and let me know what you think!!!

  • HELLLOOOOOO yummy!! You nailed this cake. Not only does it scream “FALL!” but it’s perfect too. It’s almost too perfect.

    • I know, right?! So dang good and pretty and unbelievably easy too. The girls have even mixed this up with zero assistance before!

  • My family would love it!

    • Yes they would! You have to make one them friend. Such a cinch to make and so darn good.

  • This looks delicious…can’t wait to try it!

  • I always love having pumpkin bread at least once in the fall. This looks great!

    • YES! We usually end up having it one… or ten… times.

  • Oh, that pumpkin cake looks so good!

  • Heather Bramlett

    Oh my gosh, YUM! Could you just ship me a piece?

    • I totally would, you know that’s true, but it is all gone. Maybe next time ;).

  • That sounds so tasty!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yummmm! I’m in. But you knew I would be. Thanks for serving up that slice for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned!

    • I did! You are going to love the recipes I have to share over the next few weeks!!!

  • Y U M !!! Bring on all the pumpkin recipes, I am so ready!!

    • I have so many to share… canโ€™t wait!

  • Mmmm…this sounds so tasty! Pumpkin goes well in so many desserts. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    • And all of my favorite desserts seem to have pumpkin in them. Thanks for hosting!