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The Great Pumpkin Cake

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The Great Pumpkin Cake is here! This festive treat has the fun shape of a pumpkin and packs the delicious flavors of Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add some Duncan Hines cream cheese frosting and kids will agree, it's a dessert that earns the name "Great!"

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 50 Minutes
  • Servings: 12 Slices
  • Difficulty: Super Simple
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Ingredients

  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 6 drops yellow food color
  • 2 drops red food color
  • 2 Tbsp. chocolate shell ice cream topping
  • 1 flat bottomed ice cream cone
  • 1 cup candy corn

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 10-inch Bundt® or tube pan.
  2. Combine cake mix, cream cheese, eggs, water, oil and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl.
  3. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool cake on wire rack 25 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely.
  6. Place frosting in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High 10 to 15 seconds. Add food colors and stir until smooth.
  7. Drizzle frosting on cake. Coat ice cream cone with chocolate shell topping. Fill center of pumpkin with candy corn and arrange cone to resemble a stem.

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