Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake: A Lazy Baker's Dream Come True!

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by Recipe Round-ups
15 Servings
30 min

Hey there, fellow foodies!

There’s something I need to confess, I’m a super lazy baker!

Which is why I’m always on the hunt for easy quick simple and minimal cleanup recipes and today I've got a recipe to share that's so simple, it's practically magic!

If you've ever found yourself in a desperate need for a sweet treat, or know you’re going to burn out halfway through your thanksgiving cooking, or even better - you signed up to bring just dessert to your family’s Thanksgiving meal, I’ve got you covered with this quick and easy pumpkin cake.

I promise you, my friends, this Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake is genius. I can't believe I didn’t think to make this until now. It's moist, spiced, and has all the flavors of fall without any of the fuss. Plus, it's a fun recipe to share with the kiddos who want to help out in the kitchen but might not have the attention span for a more complicated project.

So, whether you're a baking novice or a seasoned pro looking for a quick fix, give this recipe a shot. You won't be disappointed! Enjoy your effortlessly scrumptious pumpkin cake, and remember, sometimes laziness in the kitchen leads to the sweetest rewards.

Happy baking, or should I say, happy "non-baking"!

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake: A Lazy Baker's Dream Come True!
Recipe details
  • 15  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 box of spice cake mix (any brand you like)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) of pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Optional: a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra indulgence

Preheat Your Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C)
Mix 'Em Up: In a large mixing bowl, combine the spice cake mix and the can of pumpkin puree. That's right—just those two ingredients! No eggs, no oil, no fuss. 
Mix it all together until everything is well incorporated. You'll be amazed at how the pumpkin puree magically transforms the cake mix into a glorious pumpkin batter.
Bake It: Pour your batter into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread it out evenly because we want our cake to be as lazy as we are. Pop that dish into the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool and Serve: Once your Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake is done baking, let it cool for a bit. While cooling you can make a cup of coffee to enjoy with your cake. 
When it's cool enough, slice it up and serve it with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you're feeling fancy.
  • This cake is pretty darn good on its own, but you can get creative! Try adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for some extra pizzazz.