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Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Chocolate Pecan Frosting

Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Chocolate Pecan Frosting
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

Pumpkin lovers, this cake is for you! Topped with a chocolate pecan frosting, this decadent fall cake is a foolproof winner. ...MORE+ LESS-

Annalise Sandberg Annalise Sandberg
August 24, 2016

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix yellow
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup whole milk
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
teaspoon vanilla

Frosting

1/2
cup butter
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/3
cup whole milk
4
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup chopped pecans

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray rimmed 13x18-inch half sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on medium high speed until combined. Pour into pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges start to turn brown.
  • 3
    During last 5 minutes of baking, make frosting. In 2-quart saucepan, heat butter, cocoa and milk to boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; add remaining frosting ingredients.
  • 4
    Immediately pour frosting over warm cake, using spatula to spread evenly. Let cake cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes, or refrigerate 20 minutes. Slice and serve.

Expert Tips

  • For smoothest frosting, sift powdered sugar.
  • A rimmed half sheet pan (roughly 13x18x1 inch) is ideal for this recipe, though other pans of similar sizes will also work. Baking times may need to be adjusted accordingly.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
28g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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