SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

4.5 of 5 (61)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 194.2
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 402.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin

Submitted by: JENNYSTRONG
Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin

Introduction

This simple, rich recipe has only two ingredients! This simple, rich recipe has only two ingredients!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 box chocolate cake mix
    1 can pumpkin puree

Tips

Garnish with clementine segments.


Directions

Prepare cake per box instructions, replacing oil, eggs and water with a can of pumpkin.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time, but I add 3 egg whites and a little water to make it "cakier". No one can tell there's pumpkin in it. Reduced Sugar cake mix lowers calories even more. Yellow cake mix w/pumpkin pie spice added is delish as well! - 1/25/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I've made chocolate cake with pumpkin before. My version call for 3/4's cup water with 1 cake mix and one 16 oz can of 100% pure pumpkin. Try it, you'll see the difference in density and moistness. - 1/30/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Oh yum Made this as muffins and as brownies.
    I calculated the cal to be 640 for the whole cake.
    64 calories per muffin.
    (300 cal = 28 fl oz can of pumpkin.
    340 cal = Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Fudge cake mix.

    - 5/9/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    DELICIOUS!!!! So moist and full of flavor.
    Works best with spice cake. So good I requested it for my birthday cake. My kids and co-workers love it too.
    Best part is that it is so simple. - 3/10/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used a spice cake mix and added some ginger and a little bit of egg substitute to make the batter a bit thinner. It was AWESOME! Thank you so much! - 1/24/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is great, and it is do much more filling than normal cake, and it has a veggie in it too! My kids and hubby loved it. Only draw back was it molds faster than regular, and we had to throw half of it away. I recommend making it in the two round pans and freeze one for later! - 9/18/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These are old faves of mine! I do add a little water (about 1/2 cup or so) to combat the lumpiness...but I use cupcakes and freeze them for a chocolate snack when the cravings hit. Simply nuke to defrost and add some FF whip cream -- YUMMY! - 1/5/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I liked this recipe, I thought the cake tasted great. I would point out that it changes the texture and doesn't rise as much so it's a little like brownies. You can't taste the pumpkin, though, and my dad had no idea his birthday cake was healthy! - 11/15/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I absolutly love this recipie!! I add a half to a full cup of water to the cake mix and can of pumpkin to make them more brownie like... the less water you use the more cake-"ie" they are.. Great recipie!!! - 6/3/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I added egg whites to my batter and the cake turned out perfect. One of my son's was home from college this weekend. He and his girlfriend loved it. They couldn't tell it had pumpkin in the recipe.

    wonderful cake!!!! I will make again. - 5/4/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think I would have liked the recipe a lot more if I had not expected cake. As a cake, it is flat, very dense, and too moist, so my guests who expected it to taste like a cake were not ready for what they got. If I had presented it as a kind of pudding, I think it would have gone over better. - 2/3/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made cupcakes. Great recipe idea! - 2/1/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is really yummy! I made mine as a cake, and it's dense, fudgy and moist. - 7/30/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Not sure where LITE99 got her calories per muffin from but mine came to 193 per muffin if I only made 12. - 6/30/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe! My 15 y/o who likes nothing, LOVED this cake, YAY!! I will be making this again for sure. - 7/31/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love it. Next time I'll add a couple T water to thin the batter slightly. Has anyone tried this with a spice cake mix? - 6/18/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This did make a more dense cake, but I made it as a pound cake. I also added 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the recipe and used the water called for on the box of mix. I used Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix. It was very good and was just fine as a pound cake garnished with powdered sugar - 5/29/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didnt tell my sons that I had changed the recipe or what was in it. When they were eating the cupcakes, they were so happy with them, they said they were "so frikken awesome" and could not stop saying how good they were. I still havent told them what the secret ingredient was. They were so moist! - 10/29/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this the next time my granddaughter is here. She is a super picky eater and vegetables are impossible to get in her. Healthy Brownies might be the answer. - 5/13/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good and moist! - 3/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!! I can't tell their is pumpkin in this! My husband and son also tried a piece and they couldn't tell either! This would be good to go to if you run out of eggs! Wonderful recipe!! - 1/7/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would try this again with spice cake maybe. I didn't like the pumpkin flavor with the chocolate at all. The moist, dense texture was nice, though. - 12/6/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this. It took a minute for the family to get over the pumpkin but it's a good way to get that chocolate fix without going over board!! - 11/2/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this yesterday using mini-muffin tin. I got 44 mini-muffins which came out to 7 calories each and only .1 grams of fat. I prefer to mix the pumpkin w/ spice cake mix. The chocolate still had too much of a pumpkin taste for me. - 8/9/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very heavy and hard. did not come out like I thought - not cake like. - 2/6/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No