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Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Bread Recipe

30 August

How to make pumpkin bread with cake mix.  This is an incredibly easy 2 ingredient pumpkin bread recipe made with a spice cake mix, but you can also use different cake mix flavors.


Fall means pumpkins and apples.  Unfortunately, fall also means back to school.  I don't know about you, but we are not adjusting to this new schedule.  


It seems like there aren't enough hours in a day anymore.  Dinner is usually a slow cooker recipe or something that I can pull from the freezer premade.





There also isn't much time for extra baking.  That's why I love this easy cake mix pumpkin bread.  It only has two ingredients. 


Pumpkin Bread With Spice Cake Mix


This easy one loaf pumpkin bread recipe has been a family favorite for a few years now.  It's so easy to make since it's a two ingredient pumpkin bread.


You can make it as a basic easy pumpkin bread recipe, or you can add some mix ins and variations.  It's an easy recipe to adapt.


For more recipes with cake mixes, check out these 47 recipes with cake mixes or this mermaid Dunkaroo dip, homemade s'mores cookies recipe, red velvet cake mix cookies, or easy apple bread with cake mix.  Also learn boxed cake mix hacks to doctor up a cake mix.

For more fall recipes, check out these posts:


 


Why is My Pumpkin Bread Dry?


The key to a moist pumpkin bread with spice cake mix is using enough pumpkin.  If you don't use enough pumpkin puree, then your cake mix pumpkin bread recipe will be too dry.


Why Is My Pumpkin Bread So Dense?


Too much fat will make a quick bread dense.  Since this uses pumpkin in place of the fats, this cake mix pumpkin bread won't be too dense.


How Do You Know When Pumpkin Bread is Done?


This pumpkin bread made with cake mix will get a golden brown, so it's hard to tell when it's done.  I use a cake tester or a butter knife and insert it into the center of the loaf.  


If it comes out clean, then it is done.


How Do You Fix Undercooked Pumpkin Bread?


It's frustrating to pull your cake mix pumpkin bread out of the oven, let it cool, and then realize that it wasn't fully cooked.  All is not lost, however, you can bake it again.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the 2 ingredient pumpkin bread for 20 to 30 minutes.



Can I Use Homemade Pumpkin Puree?


I love making Instant Pot pumpkin puree for my fall baking, but I don't recommend using it in this cake mix pumpkin bread recipe.


Your homemade puree will have more water than canned pumpkin.  Since this is a two ingredient pumpkin bread, that extra water can throw off the ratio of ingredients and cause soggy bread.


How Long Does Cake Mix Pumpkin Bread Last?


Your cake mix pumpkin bread recipe will last for about two days on the counter.  Store it in an airtight container.


You can also store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.


How to Make Cake Mix Pumpkin Bread With Other Cake Mix Flavors


I make a pumpkin bread with spice cake mix.  However, you can use other flavors.  If you use a white cake mix or a yellow cake mix, then I recommend adding 1 teaspoon cinnamon or 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.  Or make your own pumpkin pie spice recipe.


You can also use a chocolate cake mix to make an easy cake mix pumpkin bread.


Pumpkin Bread Made With Cake Mix Variations


Here are some variations that you can try for your cake mix pumpkin bread recipe.


  • Add white chocolate chips.
  • Add dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips.
  • Add pecans or walnuts.
  • Drizzle maple syrup on top.
  • Add 1 to 3 eggs (read the cake mix box) for a more cake like cake mix pumpkin bread.
  • Add the oil from the directions on the cake mix for very moist pumpkin bread made with spice cake mix.
 

Two Ingredient Pumpkin Bread Tips


Here are some tips to help you make a delicious easy one loaf pumpkin bread recipe:


  • Stir the cake mix pumpkin bread until just combined.  Don't overmix because the bread can get hard.
  • If you find that the pumpkin bread with spice cake mix is too dry, add the oil or the eggs from the directions on the cake mix.
  • Spray the pan with a nonstick spray or use butter.  This helps the batter climb the walls as the bread breaks.
  • Always test your cake mix pumpkin bread for doneness.


Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Bread Ingredients


To make a cake mix pumpkin bread recipe, you will need:


  


Pumpkin Bread Made With Cake Mix Directions


Step #1


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


Step #2


In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree and the spice cake mix.  Be careful not to overmix.




Step #3


Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray or line with natural parchment paper.  Pour the pumpkin bread batter in the pan.


Step #4


Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in to the center comes out clean.


I hope you enjoy this cake mix pumpkin bread recipe!  I like it with homemade real butter on top, but you can also use this slow cooker apple butter for a fall treat.


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Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Yield
10
Author
Cari @ Koti Beth
Prep time
5 Min
Cook time
40 Min
Total time
45 Min
How to make a 2 ingredient pumpkin bread recipe.

Ingredients

  • 15oz Box Spice Cake Mix
  • 15oz Can Pumpkin

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree and the spice cake mix. Be careful not to overmix.
  3. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray or line with natural parchment paper. Pour the pumpkin bread batter in the pan.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in to the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

204.48

Fat (grams)

1.86

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.86

Carbs (grams)

45.01

Fiber (grams)

1.10

Net carbs

43.91

Sugar (grams)

23.57

Protein (grams)

2.25

Sodium (milligrams)

381.90

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
pumpkin bread,
Desserts
American
Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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