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Pumpkin Magic Cake

It’s moist yellow cake, pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie spice cool whip on top. This is the most delicious fall recipe and I can tell you that almost no one I know has ever had it before I served it.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin magic cake, pumpkin magic cake recipe
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Jill



  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • Ingredients listed on the back of the box

Pumpkin Pie:

  • 2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding mix 4 oz
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prep a 9 X 13-inch cake pan by spraying with baking spray.
  • Set aside cake pan.
  • Prepared cake mix following the directions on the back of the box.
  • Transfer the prepared cake into the cake pan. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, heavy cream, eggs, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Continue to whisk until it is smooth.
  • Gently pour this mixture over the unbaked cake mix.
  • Set aside.
  • Transfer the cake to the oven carefully.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
  • (Check to make sure the cake is done by inserting a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean the cake is set.)


  • Add the pudding mix into a large bowl, add the pumpkin spice, and pour in the milk.
  • With a whisk begin to mix the ingredients until it begins to thicken.
  • Add the cool whip, gently fold it in until it is completely combined.
  • Scoop it all on top of the cake and spread it over the entire cake.
  • Chill the cake. Keep it in the refrigerator until ready to be served.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 5000IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1.4mg