Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting [Duncan Hines Giveaway]

Thanks to the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program, a few weeks back I got sent some coupons for some free Duncan Hines products.

I love using boxed cake mixes when I need to whip up something quick or am feeling lazy and want to make something simple and easy.

These recipes are both delicious and easy to make! Enjoy :)

Pumpkin Spice Cake
(makes 2 9" cakes or 1 9x13 cake)

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Spice Cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs (or 3/4 cup egg substitute)
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your pan(s). 
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until the batter is mostly smooth. 
3. Pour batter into pans and bake for 25-30 minutes. 
4. Cool cakes completely, then frost with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. 

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
makes about 3 cups of frosting (plenty to frost one cake)

I personally like my frosting fairly thick - decrease the amount of sugar if you prefer thinner frosting. 

  • 1 can Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Frosting
  • ~1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon 
  • milk as needed (about 1/4 cup)

 feel free to start eating spoonfuls of this right out of the bowl ;)

1. Put can of frosting and about 1/2 the powdered sugar in the mixer. Mix until all the powdered sugar is incorporated and add a tablespoon or two of milk if needed to loosen up the frosting. 
2. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and cinnamon and beat until smooth. 
3. Frost cakes and refrigerate remaining frosting. 

Duncan Hines Giveaway:
3 readers will each receive 2 coupons for two free Duncan Hines products. Giveaway closes on December 3rd.

How to enter:
1. Comment on this post telling me what your favorite kind of cake is.
2. Follow me on Twitter and comment telling me that you did
3. Tweet something like "@JuliBananna is having a #DuncanHines giveaway! http://www.juliannabananna.blogspot.comand comment telling me that you tweeted

Good luck!

P.S. a state meet recap is coming soon- I ran today and finally am done with cross country. can't wait to hit the gym :) and an awesome cookie recipe is coming soon too, i am participating in the great food blogger cookie swap! 

1 comment:

  1. I gained 5 lbs just by looking at your pictures-looks delicious