Friday recipe: healthy pumpkin cake

October 30, 2009 —

IMG_6392Looking for a healthy way to enjoy seasonal goodies? Add a can of pumpkin to a cake mix for a simple, low-fat dessert. The result is a super moist cake that doesn’t even need frosting. Yum!

1 box cake mix (chocolate, spice or vanilla)
1 can of pumpkin puree (not pie filling)


Mix pumpkin puree with cake mix. Batter will be thick, add a little water if needed. Pour into greased 7×11-inch pan. Follow baking directions on box. Check it a little early.


  • Cake Decorating Techniques

    That definitely looks like a simple recipe! And I bet it’s delicious, though I’d heard box cake mix has some bad stuff for you in it. Well, pumpkin is good!! ;)

    If you get a chance, check out my blog which has some fun cake decorating techniques to try out. Keep up the baking :)

  • Eggless Recipes

    Oh, yes this was the cake recipe I mentioned in another blog DMU. I came across this one in a Weight Watchers forum.

  • cake maker

    I think the pumpkin cake is a great idea, but I think you’d be a lot better making your own cake than a packet mix, you alway use fruit sugar instead of white sugar, and look at some of the diabetic cake recipes, that way you can also do some good cake decorating on the cake to make it look pretty too, without adding too many calories! As always the cake isn’t the problem it’s everything in moderation!! lol .