Apple Pumpkin Cake

9:35:00 PM

I love pumpkin cake.

You see, in my personal, humble opinion, pumpkin pie is lacking...something...maybe it's texture.

But last year, pinterest hooked me up to Noble Pig's Pumpkin Cake. And then I made that recipe, like, 4 times in the space of two months. Maybe more. And then I made my own version...Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cake.

But the holidays always bring me back to the pumpkin flavor. But the one thing that Noble Pig's recipe is that although the cake only has two ingredients, well, the icing had several more (sugar, apple cider, spices).

I wanted to simplify even more, and if possible, make a better product.

And oh, my goodness. I can say with complete honesty...I delivered.

This Apple Pumpkin Cake recipe has 3 ingredients. That's it.

And it's like a pumpkin pie and an apple pie got together and had a cake form.

And if you don't get to eat it until the next day...well, warm it up. It's good cold, but it's even better warm.

Apple Pumpkin Cake


1 Box Cake Mix
1 16 oz. can of Pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 can of apple pie filling
Optional: Cinnamon for Sprinkling

Cute Toddler: Optional

Preheat oven to 350. Mix pumpkin and cake mix.

Spread into a greased 8x11 dish or cake pan.

Bake10 minutes. Spread the apple pie filling on the cake. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if you like.

Then cook for 20-25 minutes more until toothpick comes out clean (except for the filling) and the filling is bubbling.


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  1. I love simple recipes like that! Yum! ound you on SITS :)

  2. Wow a 3 ingredient cake!? I'm in! This sounds delicious and very simple to make. Thanks for sharing something that most anyone can make. I love quick and easy recipes.

    I found your blog through the Made in a Day social hop.

    Cari @Reach For The Star Berries

  3. I was intrigued because you're using two of my favorite pies...had to check it out. Looks yummy!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

  4. Looks delicious! How can you go wrong with 3 ingredients? :)

  5. I don't think I have ever had Apple Pumpkin Cake before! This looks perfect for this time of year and so easy to make. Bonus! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  6. This looks so good. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  7. This will be made in my kitchen as soon
    as I can get the apples.. sounds good!
    thanks for sharing

  8. Apple and pumpkin, 2 of my favourite foods. Yum. Thanks for some inspiration.

  9. Apple and Pumpkin? Wow, what a divine combo. I bet this was amazing.

    If you don't mind, I'd love if you would stop by and share these and any other dessert creations on Sugar & Slice Sunday weekly link party.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  10. Well, that looks quick and easy! I'll give it a try! Thanks!

  11. I featured you on my blog

  12. I love moist and fruity cakes!
    I would love to have you share them at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with a special something! Here is the link:

    Can't wait to see you there :)

  13. Rachel,

    You had me at three (maybe four) ingredients! Thank you so much for sharing this! This recipe looks easy and fun.....the perfect combination for me!

    Have a blessed and very Merry Christmas!

    1. Karianne, when I saw that you were doing a linky party for recipes, I knew that this recipe would be enjoyed! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, as well.