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One-Bowl Pumpkin-Chocolate Swirl Cake with Chocolate Ganache

one-bowl pumpkin-chocolate swirl cake with chocolate ganache Dessert
One-Bowl Pumpkin-Chocolate Swirl Cake with Chocolate Ganache
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

The surprise inside this pumpkin cake is a swirl of chocolate. Use your measuring cup to mix the chocolate into the batter so you don't have to wash another bowl.

Updated July 30, 2014
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1
    box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ spice cake mix
  • 1
    cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/2
    cup water
  • 1/3
    cup vegetable oil
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1/2
    teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3
    cup chopped semisweet baking chocolate
  • 2
    tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/4
    cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2
    cup chopped semisweet baking chocolate

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Generously spray 10- or 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, vegetable oil, eggs and pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Pour 1 cup of the batter into the glass measuring cup you used for measuring the water and oil. Stir in the 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate and the baking cocoa until well combined. Pour half of the pumpkin batter into pan. Spoon chocolate batter over batter in pan. Top with remaining pumpkin batter.
  • 4
    Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; turn upside down onto cooling rack or heatproof serving plate, and remove pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Place cake on serving plate.
  • 5
    In microwavable bowl, microwave cream uncovered on High 45 seconds to 1 minute or until cream just begins to simmer. Add the 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate to the cream, and stir until smooth. Cool 5 minutes. Drizzle over cake.

  • If desired, swap the spice cake mix for Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix, and bump up the pumpkin pie spice to 1 1/2 teaspoons.
  • This cake can be made using Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix. Increase the pumpkin pie spice to 1 1/2 teaspoons, and bake as directed. As always, make sure all the other ingredients you use are gluten free.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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