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Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

My two sassy gals love this cake.

A slice of spice

Actually, my two sassy gals love all cake.  And I can’t forget my main man, Ranger Craig.  He lives for cake.  And seafood with sauce on top. He’s a saucy guy 🙂

My Two Sassy Gals

Hmmm… two sassy gals and a saucy guy.  Sounds like my family’s a handful.  They are.  And I love every sassy, saucy moment!

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Thanks so much to my sweet friend Heidi Rodgers for sharing this fabulously delicious recipe with me!

Ingredients

1 package (2 layer size) spice cake mix

1 package (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened and divided

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

6 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

½ cup thawed cool whip topping

2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare cake mix as directed on package, reducing water to ½ cup and increasing oil to ½ cup.  Add half of the cream cheese, the pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger.  Beat on medium speed until well blended.  Stir in chopped chocolate.  Pour into greased 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10 inch tube pan.

Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes then remove from the pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

Mix the remaining cream cheese, whipped topping and sugar until well blended.  Spread on top of cooled cake.  Cut into 16 slices.

*You can use yellow cake mix for the spice cake mix if you prefer.

*I like the cake with a little sprinkle of powdered sugar instead of the frosting.  But the Bennett Crew loves the frosting.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    frugalfeeding
    December 14, 2011 at 9:40 am

    That looks literally incredible and SO festive.

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      Karista
      December 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks for your comment. It’s truly a fun and festive treat. Happy holidays!

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    katyarich
    December 14, 2011 at 9:43 am

    No words, looks so yummy, sure I’ll try this recipe soon…..and lovely pictures you have…..take care……katya

    • Reply
      Karista
      December 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks Katya! Wishing you Happy Holidays.

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    Lisa Michele
    December 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I will have to give this one a try..my little man loves pumpkin loaf…and chocolate…so this is a winner I’m sure in our home! lol

    • Reply
      Karista
      December 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Hope your little guy loves it! Thanks for your comment. Have a wonderful holiday!

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    Maria Nelson
    December 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

    ohhh that looks lovely jubbly…And easy too. I love bunt pan cakes don’t you??

    • Reply
      Karista
      December 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Gotta love the bundts! Especially if there’s chocolate involved. 🙂

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    Alyssa
    December 15, 2011 at 7:13 am

    yuuuum. This is so going to be my next pumpkin thing to try!

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      Karista
      December 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      I thought I was pumpkined out… until I found this recipe again. So yummy! Have a wonderful holiday Alyssa!

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    Karen
    December 15, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I love spice cake and now it sounds like you made it even better.

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      Karista
      December 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      🙂 Karen I think chocolate makes everything better. Have a wonderful holiday!

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    oh sweet escape
    December 29, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    you are the sweetest person i have met online! i hope this year has been good for you and your sassy girls. they are beautiful! hope you have a wonderful new year’s! time really flies…doesn’t it?

    and this cake looks SO delicious. i’m going to have to try chocolate chips in my pumpkin bread recipe. it intrigues me.

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      Karista
      December 30, 2011 at 8:42 am

      Awww… Thank you Monica! I just adore all my new blogger friends, and all the beautiful and delicious food. Wishing you a healthy, happy and successful new year!

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