This Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake recipe is the absolute best! Delicious pumpkin spice and subtle coffee flavor combine into the most moist, addictive cake you’ll find. Best of all, it’s a cake mix hack so it’s super easy to make (and your guests will never know that it’s not completely homemade!). This is the quintessential fall dessert and the perfect alternative to pie on any Thanksgiving or holiday dessert table!
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Have you seen that meme that circulates Facebook around this time each year? You know the one, a picture of Disney’s Cinderella in her fancy carriage with the a blurb typed onto the picture about how at the stroke of midnight on August 31st everything turns into some form of pumpkin-spice-whatever?
Well, here we are, smack dab in my first post for September. It only seems fitting that I share my (amazing!!) recipe for Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cake.
Being the snarky gal I am (with a sick sense of humor) I actually have all the details and photos of this cake saved under a folder entitled Basic Bi*%# Cake.
Because really, it doesn’t get more basic unless you add a plaid blanket scarf. And the fact that I share my name with pretty much every other girl who was born in the 80’s.
I should probably take this opportunity to share a dirty little secret with you. Are you ready? This is kind of crazy, but ok, here goes…I don’t really like many pumpkin spice or pumpkin flavored things. I know. Worst millennial basic chick ever.
It’s just that pumpkin pie has never really been my thing, mostly from a textural standpoint. I unapologetically pass it over every single Thanksgiving.
As a result, I think other pumpkin foods and beverages became undesirable by association (except for this pumpkin chocolate chip bread that I grew up eating-so good!!).
Oddly, I still couldn’t get the concept of Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cake out of my head. I mean, so many people love it. They can’t all be completely wrong.
And sometimes it’s nice to have a Thanksgiving option that is not a pie, but still embodies the flavors of the season. So I dove in head first, hacked my favorite cake hack recipe and thus, Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake was born.
I must say, it is deliciously addictive. Super moist, minimal ingredients.
The spiciness of the pumpkin pie seasoning and the subtle hints of coffee add a sort of complicated air, the mysterious kind that keeps you coming back for more. The kind that Basic Becky only wishes she had.
And dare I say, this cake may have single-handedly opened a Pandora’s box of love for the pumpkin spice flavor profile. At least where desserts are concerned. I’ll probably stick to my old faithful hazelnut latte when it comes to a warm beverage.
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This Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake recipe is the absolute best! Delicious pumpkin spice and subtle coffee flavor combine into the most moist, addictive cake you'll find. Best of all, it's a cake mix hack so it's super easy to make (and your guests will never know that it's not completely homemade!). This is the quintessential fall dessert and the perfect alternative to pie on any Thanksgiving or holiday dessert table!
10 minPrep Time
1 hrCook Time
1 hr, 10 Total Time
- Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix (not sponsored, I just love them!)
- 2 pkg. of Instant Vanilla Pudding
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie seasoning
- 5 extra large eggs (I used large because that is what I had on hand)
- 3/4 cup of canola oil
- 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup of decaffeinated coffee
- 1 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. of confectioners sugar
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. of decaffeinated coffee
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and grease a bundt pan Set aside.
- In your main bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mixes and pumpkin pie spice.
- In a separate bowl combine eggs, oil, pumpkin, and coffee.
- Add wet ingredients into the main bowl and mix until just combined.
- Pour your batter into the bundt pan and bake for 50 min - 1 hour.
- Drizzle with glaze and enjoy!
- Combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Drizzle over cake.
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