Incredibly Moist Pumpkin-Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Celebrate the Season - Fall Baking Recipe Magazine Contest 2010 shared by Kathy Chapin from Cullman, AL

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ spice cake mix
2/3
cup granulated sugar
4
eggs
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup water
1/3
cup sour cream
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

Frosting

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter, softened
5
cups powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray bottoms only of three 9-inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on high speed 2 minutes. Divide batter equally among pans. Bake 24 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until frosting reaches desired spreading consistency.
  • 4 Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate; spread about 3/4 cup frosting over top to within about 1/4 inch of edge. Top with second cake layer, rounded side up; spread with 3/4 cup frosting. Top with third layer, rounded side up. Spread thin layer of frosting on side of cake. Spread remaining frosting on side and top of cake. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

"Made with a cake mix base, this cake is incredibly easy to prepare and enjoyed by everyone. It is a perfect dessert for any occasion throughout the fall season." Kathy Chapin

To keep your serving plate clean while frosting the cake, place strips of waxed paper around the edge of plate, and remove them after you’ve finished frosting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
48g
48%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.