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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Gingerbread
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

With just 2 ingredients and about 5 minutes you can make a delicious and moist Pumpkin Gingerbread cake that's perfect for the holiday season!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy gingerbread recipe, easy sweet bread, pumpkin bread
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 195 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) box gingerbread mix (just the dry mix)* I used Pillsbury brand Gingerbread Cake and Cookie Mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin not the sweetened pumpkin pie filling
  • Optional: powdered sugar or whipped cream for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. In a large bowl, combine dry gingerbread mix and pumpkin with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1-2 minutes, or until a thick, fluffy batter forms.

  3. Spread batter in a round cake pan or in an 8-inch square baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  5. Cool cake on a wire rack before slicing and serving. Dust with powdered sugar or top with whipped cream, if desired, once completely cool.

Recipe Notes

This Pumpkin Gingerbread freezes well! Bake a pan, cool completely, and then wrap tightly and freeze. You can freeze individual slices, too! Then just reheat in the microwave or allow to thaw on the counter before serving.

Make sure that you use plain, unsweetened, canned pumpkin puree (NOT canned pumpkin pie filling).

Do NOT use any of the additional ingredients called for on the box of cake mix. You only need the dry mix!

Allow the cake to cool entirely before dusting with powdered sugar or topping with whipped cream or ice cream.

Nutrition Facts
2 Ingredient Pumpkin Gingerbread
Amount Per Serving (1 /9 of the cake)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 280mg12%
Potassium 201mg6%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4235IU85%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.