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Easy Chocolate Pumpkin Magic Cake with a pumpkin pie layer and a chocolate cake layer!

We’re on a pumpkin chocolate roll and let’s keep it going! Anyone else agree that pumpkin and chocolate are so good together?! While everyone is crazy about the PSL, I think Starbuck’s should offer a pumpkin mocha! I bet it’s on their secret menu.

Easy Chocolate Pumpkin Magic Cake with a pumpkin pie layer and a chocolate cake layer!

While I love sharing over the top recipes (like this confetti cake) I realize not everyone (me included!) always has the time to make a 3 layer cake covered in buttercream. Sometimes it’s much easier and more practical to make a 9×13 inch cake, plus this cake pretty much does all the work itself!

It’s a magic cake because the layers magically know what to do while baking in the oven. I like to think of this cake recipe as an equivalent to a crock pot dinner recipe. Something is doing the work and it’s not you and it’s totally magical.

Easy Chocolate Pumpkin Magic Cake with a pumpkin pie layer and a chocolate cake layer!

This easy chocolate pumpkin magic cake has one really fun ingredient! If you are a pumpkin lover or a big fan of pumpkin spice, you’ll understand my excitement over Rodelle’s new Pumpkin Spice Extract!! Now I really can add a little bit of pumpkin spice flavor to EVERYTHING!

I’m also excited to share that I’ll be partnering with Rodelle as a brand ambassador! I’ll be using their products in some of my recipes, and I hope you try out their products because you’ll love them!

Easy Chocolate Pumpkin Magic Cake with a pumpkin pie layer and a chocolate cake layer!
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Chocolate Pumpkin Magic Cake

By: Beth
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
What's the magic in this cake? The layers form themselves in the oven!


  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp Rodelle Pumpkin Spice Extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • Chocolate cake mix plus the ingredients on the box to make it, typically 3 eggs, 1/3 cup oil, 1 cup water


  • Preheat the oven 350º F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  • Prepare the chocolate cake mix according to the instructions. Most likely the recipe will call for 3 eggs, 1/3 cup oil, and 1 cup water. Pour the cake mix into the pan.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the pumpkin puree, eggs, evaporated milk, pumpkin spice extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Evenly pour the pumpkin mixture over the chocolate cake mixture.
  • Bake the cake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool to room temperature before serving. You can also refrigerator the cake over night and serve it cold. Cut and serve the cake, top each piece with a dollop of cool whip before serving. Dust with cocoa powder, optional.


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 3381IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I have made this cake several times, my family loves it. Perfect cross between cake and pumpkin pie.I have one in the oven right now to serve on Halloween. Thank you for sharing the recipe