Every girl knows that pumpkins are magical, but this cake proves it! A delicious fall dessert, this three-layer Chocolate Pumpkin Magic Cake bakes in a very unique way, but the combination of 3 delicious desserts into one is definitely the highlight of this fall treat.
Chocolate Pumpkin Magic Cake Recipe
You may have heard of Pumpkin Magic Cake before, but it usually calls for a yellow cake layer. This version is for all the chocolate lovers out there! It took me a while to come along with the pumpkin spice trend, mostly due to all of the artificially-flavored treats that are out there, but this chocolate pumpkin magic cake could make a fan out of the biggest pumpkin spice skeptic.
First, the pumpkin isn’t overpowering because it’s equally balanced by a moist chocolate cake and a creamy vanilla mousse.
Second, we are talking REAL pumpkin with just the right amount of spice.
And, third – how can anyone resist a three-layer dessert with the work MAGIC in the recipe name?
Now, we are squarely in the pumpkin recipe loving category, with our Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies, Pumpkin Spice Scones, and this Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze being in high rotation every autumn. And for the cake lovers, this pumpkin roll looks delicious too!
As I said, this cake cooks in a really interesting way – you actually layer the pumpkin pie batter OVERTOP of the chocolate cake batter. Because it is denser and takes longer to cook, it falls through the chocolate cake layer (helping make it moist) and settles into a perfect layer on the bottom, with just a slight chocolate cake layer on the bottom helping keep things together.
I was actually a bit worried when I took my cake out of the oven as the pumpkin layer seemed to have disappeared – but when I cut into the cake, the thick pumpkin layer was there, ready to surprise and delight.
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Ingredients for a Pumpkin Magic Cake
- 1 box of devil’s food cake mix
- Plus ingredients called for on the box
- 1-15oz can Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1-90g box vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 cup cold milk
- 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
- Fall sprinkles, for garnish
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful:
- Stand mixer
- Heavy Bowls
- Casserole dish
- Can opener
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Serving spoon or spatula
- Offset spatula
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Are you a pumpkin dessert fan? Is there someone in your life who would love this Pumpkin Magic Cake for a special dessert?
More pumpkin recipes you might like:
- Here’s the original pumpkin magic cake, for those who prefer a yellow cake over chocolate cake.
- Pumpkin Hand Pies– a sweet little treat that goes great with a cup of coffee or tea.
- I love making fudge at the holidays, and this pumpkin pie fudge is one of my favorites!
- Need a recipe for the perfect pumpkin pie? Look no further.
- Pumpkin spice is all the rage, so make your own pumpkin spice latte in the slow cooker!