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Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

This Pumpkin Spice Cake is a lightened up version using the traditional spice cake box mix and a few other ingredients to make it richer and more moist- think milk, Greek yogurt, eggs...  Just a few ingredients to a perfectly delicious holiday cake.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fall desserts, pumpkin cake with cake mix, pumpkin spice bundt cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 420 kcal
Author CookingwithBliss


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 3 eggs at room temperature lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt at room temperature plain or vanilla
  • 1 cup milk at room temperature whole, 2%, or 1%
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice plus a little more if needed
  • 2 tbsp butter softened

Vanilla Spice Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbl milk plus more until you reach your desired consistency


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Prepare bundt pan by coating with cooking spray for baking or regular cooking spray.  Make sure the entire inner surface of bundt pan is coated.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, add butter and Greek yogurt and whisk until creamy.  Next, add all other ingredients: spice cake mix, pumpkin seasoning, lightly beaten eggs, vanilla extract and milk.  Whisk all ingredients together until well incorporated.  Do not over mix.

  4. Pour batter into prepare bundt pan and bake according to directions on packaging.  To check that the cake is done, insert a toothpick into the cake.  If it comes out clean, the cake is done baking.

  5. Remove from oven, invert cake onto a plate or cooling rack.  Let cool, then coat the entire top of the cake with glaze allowing the excess glaze to run down the sides of the cake.  Top with walnuts or nuts of your choice (optional)

Recipe Notes

I doubled this recipe, so my end result was a nice tall bundt cake. 

Make sure the eggs, milk, Greek yogurt and butter are set to room temperature before you begin mixing. 

If needing do the following to set your ingredients to room temperature:

  • Microwave the Greek yogurt for 20 seconds or so to knock the chill off.  If it's still cold, go for another 5 seconds.  You should not have to exceed 30 seconds unless your microwave is not powerful.  Do not overheat as you do not want thin and running yogurt.  So watch the time closely.
  • Follow the same process for the milk.  Do not overheat. 
  • Place your eggs in a bowl filled with warm water and let them sit for a few minutes maybe up to 5 or so minutes.
  • You can set your butter on the counter-top a couple of hours before or you can also place in microwave for a few seconds.  Watch closely as you do not want the butter to melt.

**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 495mg22%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.