Everyone who tries this moist and flavorful Pumpkin Cake falls in love with it! It’s even better with my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice!
There are a lot of reasons why someone might not want to turn on the oven, but for me it was simply space. Here on the homestead we have lots of projects that need to be completed in a fairly short amount of time… canning being at the top of the list.
Instead of displacing my hard working hubby where we were getting through more tomatoes than we have ever had, I decided to make him & the kids a sweet treat that would require little to no effort. (on my part as well!)
Everyone who tries this moist and flavorful Pumpkin Cake falls in love with it!
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 c canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix
- 1/2 c water
- 1/3 c vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 4 oz cream cheese temperature
- 1/3 c butter room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c confectioners sugar
- Generously spray a 5 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
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. (This can also be done by hand with a whisk)
Pour batter into slow cooker; cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Uncover and cool 10 minutes. (Make sure slow cooker is off) Run a knife around the edge to loosen; turn out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
- In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
With hand held mixer on low, gradually add in confectioners sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable.
- Spread over cooled cake.
- Cut into pieces to serve.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.
I have to admit, I was pretty darn skeptical of “baking” in a crock pot. It ended up working beautifully!
Ok so let’s break this down:
Super easy prep time and no effort cooking. (thank you slow-cooker)
Amazing pumpkin flavor and a cake so moist you can hardly stand it.
Cake covered in the most silky smooth cream cheese frosting.
I’d say that is a winning combination!