Three-Ingredient Spiced Rum Pumpkin Cake

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3 minutes
February 13, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

This moist, spicy pumpkin cake is at least as delicious as it is easy!

3-Ingredient Spiced Rum Pumpkin Cake

Hello! Are you here to see me or the cake? You don’t have to answer. I see that hungry look in your eye that says, “I want cake, but I don’t want to measure a bunch of stuff.” I’ve got you covered! Let me tell you right now that this recipe uses cake mix. I usually make things from scratch around here, but come on. Sometimes you want a SUPER quick and easy dessert, am I right?

This post is already longer than it needed to be. I could just say, “Stir together these three ingredients. Bake the cake. Eat it.” Yet, here I am still talking. I like to build anticipation I guess. This easy pumpkin cake could really be a two-ingredient recipe: pumpkin puree and gingerbread mix, but then you wouldn’t have all that spicy rum flavor! It is literally as easy as stirring together a box of gingerbread mix, a can of pumpkin, and a little rum. This gives you a moist, tasty snack cake that doesn’t need frosting.

If you want to fancy it up a bit, sprinkle powdered sugar over it as shown above. I am not proud to say that I literally ate almost this entire cake by myself in about two days. I mostly enjoyed it in little slivers at at time while standing over the pan in the kitchen. We all know that eating tiny pieces while standing nearly negates all cake calories. It’s when you get a plate and have a seat that your waistline is in trouble. On one occasion, I did treat us all to a sundae with a piece of pumpkin cake topped with ice cream and warm caramel sauce. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. That was about as good as it gets as far as I’m concerned. Good. Stuff. Don’t miss this one the next time you want a spicy fall treat with almost no effort!

3-Ingredient Spiced Rum Pumpkin Cake
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3-Ingredient Spiced Rum Pumpkin Dump Cake

Three-Ingredient Spiced Rum Pumpkin Cake

This moist pumpkin snack cake is delicious on its own. Top it with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for a real treat!

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8″ square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together all ingredients until well combined. When you start stirring, you will think there isn’t going to be enough liquid to incorporate the flour. Just keep stirring, and it will come together. Batter will be very thick.
  3. Pour batter (more like dough) into prepared baking dish, and smooth it out as much as possible. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Allow to cool in pan slightly before serving. Try to share!
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Dessert

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21 comments

Linda
8 years ago

What is the difference between pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie filling?

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Hi, Linda! Pumpkin pie filling has spices, sugar, and other ingredients. The ingredients on the label should just say “pure pumpkin.” Thanks!

Ida
9 years ago

wow come across this and thought I wonder how I can use this in my weight watcher diet. They do a lot with cake mixes, diet soda or pumpkin…what if you used the rum flavoring instead of the alcohol and I wonder what the points would be…thanks for sharing. I try to convert some of my favorites to WW not on it strict just got 15 to go but hubby has maybe 35 so I do it to help him also…

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Ida. You could eliminate the rum altogether if you want and make it a 2-ingredient cake :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cindy Plagman
10 years ago

I love the simplicity of this!!!

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Cindy! Sorry I’m just now replying, but I have been taking a bit of a break over the holiday. Have a great Sunday!

Kaylin
10 years ago

So easy and looks SO yummy! :)

Heather @ Sugar Dish Me
10 years ago

Standing in the kitchen eating TOTALLY negates all the calories. This is an awesome recipe! In fact… I might make it tomorrow. Because I have all these things plus a huge-o bottle of rum! Yay for the spiked challenge!

Andi
10 years ago

I’m glad you are with me on the negative calories rule. Thanks, Heather!

huntfortheverybest
10 years ago

it looks yummy!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks so much! After extensive taste testing, I can definitely say it was good ;)

Christie
10 years ago

I thought I was done with pumpkin, but this looks FABULOUS! I may have to make it.

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Christie! I may have one more pumpkin recipe up my sleeve for next week, but then I’m seriously cutting myself off (I think).

Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
10 years ago

I love how simple and easy this recipe is, Andi! :)
Thank you for joining us for this month’s Spiked! Recipe Challenge and good luck!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks for having me, Carrie! I know this isn’t the fanciest recipe you’ll ever see, but it was really tasty all the same :)

Lisa@ Cooking with Curls
10 years ago

This cake sounds crazy delicious Andi!! I am so glad that you gave this challenge a try, they are so much fun. :)

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Lisa! It’s not nearly as fancy as your apples :)

Gloria Phillips
10 years ago

Andi, you are hilarious! I love how easy this delicious recipe is…and especially with the *special* ingredient! I’m all about this!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Gloria! I love that you could pull everything right out of the cabinet and have cake in under an hour :)

tanya
10 years ago

You know how to dress up a cake mix! Spiced rum, yum!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Tanya! I saw that box of gingerbread mix on clearance at our local grocery store, and I’m glad I grabbed it :)

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