Pumpkin Magic Cake


Pumpkin Magic Cake

This amazing cake features a layer of creamy pumpkin custard at the bottom... it's magic!

Pumpkin Magic Cake
Pumpkin Magic Cake

This cake is magical in every sense of the word. Pumpkin Magic Cake is a cake mix recipe with a gooey pumpkin pie layer on bottom, fluffy cake layer in the center, and a sweet layer of pumpkin pie spice frosting on top. What makes it so magical is that from one cake batter you get two perfectly distinct layers! This cake recipe really couldn't be easier, or more delicious. Put a little magic in your fall dessert.

Yields12 servings

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time1 hr



  • 1 box yellow cake mix plus ingredients to prepare as directed on the box
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) box white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup cold milk

Pumpkin Magic Cake Recipe

It's not fall until you've had a slice of this delicious cake! We love this dessert as an alternative to traditional fall favorites like pumpkin bars or pumpkin pie (although we wouldn't turn down a serving of either). Pumpkin magic cake is like a delicious cross between these two desserts, with its distinct layers. The top is a delicious whipped pudding frosting, the middle is a fluffy yellow cake, and the bottom is a creamy layer of pumpkin pie. This recipe looks amazing when you cut into it, and it is sure to impress everyone at your fall party.


  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Prepare the cake mix according to directions on the package. Pour into the baking dish and set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, cream, eggs, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice until well combined.

  4. Carefully pour the mixture over the cake mix.

  5. Place the cake in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes until the top is golden brown and done when a wooden skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool to room temperature.

  6. When the cake has cooled prepare the frosting. In a large bowl whisk the instant pudding mix, pumpkin pie spice, and cold milk until the mixture starts to thicken, about 2 minutes.

  7. Fold in the 2 cups of whipped cream. Spread over the top of the cake. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

  8. Chill for 2 hours.

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My family is going to love this cake

This was delicious. I love that it wasn't too too pumpkiny, and pecans make everything better.

I've never had a cake like this before. It was an interesting mix of pumpkin pie and cake, but the pumpkin flavor wasn't too overwhelming.

I love pumpkin dishes so much. I am for sure going to make this next year.

I love pumpkin, so with the delightful pumpkin spice frosting at the top, and the yummy pumpkin pie filling at the bottom, this was the perfect cake for me!

I loved that this had a mix of densities with the gooey pie-like layer and the fluffy cake layer. It's definitely the kind of thing that would spice up the usual holiday routine.

This cake was so good! I loved the smooth pumpkin layer under the fluffy cake. I'd definitely make this again.

You would have thought I would have been "pumpkined out" after Thanksgiving but this pumpkin cake was delicious. A nice mix of cake and pie.

This was one of the tastiest cakes I've had in a long time! The pumpkin flavor was nice and subtle and the cake wasn't overly sweet. Even if you're not a big fan of pumpkin, I think you'll still love this cake!

I LOVE pumpkin pie, but some people in my family don't care for it. This is a great compromise, and it's really simple to make, too!

Oh my word, this Pumpkin Magic Cake is totally DEEELICIOUS!!! And it is so easy to make too which is always a major bonus for every busy parent with a family to feed. The children think it is the best thing ever and they and their friends have just about finished it. I had better get a piece for myself, quick!

I made this cake for a football party and it tasted great! My friends nearly ran back for seconds. I was kind of disappointed to not have leftovers at the end of the day.

I made this cake again, and I was reminded how much I enjoyed it the first time. I definitely went back for seconds, and it was tough to avoid going back for thirds!

Cake + Pumpkin pie...sounds like magic to me! I am sold on trying this dessert recipe this fall!

Amazing cake. Completely wrecked my husband's diet, but he says it was worth it.

this cake was so easy and absolutely yummy, my friends couldn"t get enough of it and were licking their fingers!

Im going to make this cake on wednesday


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