Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

I came across several different recipes for this cake and have used the info from several sites to create the perfect Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze. This cake screams Fall and Thanksgiving! It is super moist and incredibly delicious! Plus it requires so very little ingredients and comes together quickly making it a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving. We all cook up a storm for Thanksgiving everything from stuffing, to turkey, to pies, to mashed potatoes and so on; so it sure is nice to have something simple to bake that turns out fantastic! Yep, posted lots of pictures in this post. Couldn’t help it, it tastes as good as it looks! So here goes . . .

Printable Recipe: Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze


  • Box of yellow cake

  • 15oz can pumpkin filling

  • 1-3/4 cups powdered sugar

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider

  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice


Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a bundt pan.

Using a hand mixer, beat together the pumpkin filling & the yellow cake mix.

Pour the pumpkin cake mix into the prepared bundt pan.

Bang your pan on the counter to remove any air bubbles.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Allow your cake to cool in the bundt pan for 5 minutes.

Invert your cake onto a platter. Initially I inverted my cake onto a plastic cake platter (that comes with a lid) but quickly remembered the glaze will pool down the sides. So I took foil and crimped the foil to create a plate with a diameter larger than the cake that had an edge. I removed the cake from my cake platter, put the foil plate down and then put the cake back on top of the foil. Now my foil edge will prevent that perfect glaze from dripping off my cake platter onto my counter. It would have been a really sticky mess (that I’m sure I would have licked right up if no one was watching lol)!

In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, the apple cider and the pumpkin spice.

Stir until well blended. The glaze should be thick but still liquid enough to drizzle onto your cake.

Drizzle the glaze on top of the cake allowing the glaze to drip down the sides and down the inside ring of your cake.

When serving, spoon the pooled glaze from your cake platter over your slice of cake. No sense in wasting all that gooey goodness of a glaze! I can tell you this cake is best right out of the oven. If you are planning to serve it later, wait then to make the glaze. Just nuke the cake in the microwave just long enough for the cake to be warm and then drizzle the glaze on. Once you apply the glaze, it slowly soaks into the cake. Trust me, the flavor is still phenomenal but you won’t see your pretty glaze job once the glaze has soaked into the cake. I always heat up my slices the next day. I prefer the cake warm. Of course, it has to actually last a day, which this typically is not the case! It’s usually gone within minutes after making it! This cake is so amazing! So moist and full of pumpkin and apple cider flavor!


4 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

  1. On your pumpkin cake recipe are you following the yellow cake mix and adding eggs, water, oil or whatever or just the cake mix powder and the can of pumpkin?

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