Simple Low-Fat Pumpkin Spice Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Low-Fat Pumpkin Spice Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Ah… Fall is in the air! Today I walked outside and felt the cool breeze on my face and immediately knew that it was finally time. Finally time for pumpkin! Now sure I’ve already had my #PSL from Starbucks and have been sipping on pumpkin spice coffee from my Keurig, but it’s finally cool enough to actually enjoy the slightest hint that Fall is here.

This simple and easy to make low-fat pumpkin spice cake is moist, delicious, and a crowd pleaser. Topped with a yummy apple cider glaze it’s sweetness hits my craving for dessert without making me feel as if I’ve gone overboard. Paired with a nice cup of coffee it could easily be a breakfast treat or great for a brunch. Or you can save it as the perfect Fall dessert to serve to guests.

Just like any boxed cake recipe, I’m sure that this would taste delicious with other cake flavors as well. I’m thinking Devils Food for the next one! Maybe with mini chocolate chips sprinkled in the mix?
Pumpkin Spice Cake ingredients

Simple Pumpkin Spice Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

For the Cake:

  • 1 Carrot Cake Mix
  • 1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

For the Glaze:

  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a spatula, mix together the cake mix and pumpkin puree in a large bowl until well combined. The batter will be very thick and no dry cake mix should be visible.

Spread batter into a greased 8×8 pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan and make the glaze while you’re waiting.

Combine powdered sugar, apple cider and pumpkin pie spice. Glaze should be thick but pourable. Taste the frosting and add more sugar or cider if needed. Pour over the cake while still warm. Save a bit to serve with and enjoy!

What’s your favorite pumpkin treat?

Simple Pumpkin Spice Cake

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  1. I love pumpkin – this looks so easy I will have to give it a try!

  2. Ohh that looks yummy! I also like Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Muffins 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness…that sounds and looks SOOOOO good right now!!! I absolutely love carrot cake & pumpkin, so this is a fabulous combination!!!!!

  4. Mmm sounds so yummy – perfect fall desert.

  5. OMG that looks absolutely delicious!! I’m definitely going to try it, and I’m stumbling it.

  6. Amazing! This sounds so delicious! I will definitely have to give this one a try! 🙂

  7. And so easy to make too! This one is going on my “to do” list!

  8. YUM! Looks so delicious! I’m definitely making that this fall.

  9. I am totally into pumpkin recipes right now and this looks amazing!

  10. I made pumpkin muffins using this method and they were really good (and healthy)! IMO, you can’t go wrong with anything that has pumpkin in it and this looks divine!

  11. I love anything pumpkin related! This looks so good, and pretty simple to make. I’m gonna try to make it for my family.

  12. Where’s the easy button, cause even I can do that! Looks delish, will be making over the weekend!

  13. This looks so easy and perfect for fall. What would fall be without pumpkin? 🙂

  14. Danielle, this cake looks amazing! I know what we are having this weekend!

  15. This cake looks delicious! I’m making pumpkin snickerdoodles for my daughter’s bake sale. I firmly believe you can add pumpkin to anything and it will taste delicious.


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