Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

5 from 9 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

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This pumpkin chocolate chip cake starts with a boxed cake mix and comes out perfectly every time. The best fall treat that’s easy to make and everyone will love.

a piece of chocolate chip pumpkin cake on a fork next to the rest of the piece of cake on the plate surrounded by chocolate chips with another piece of cake in the background

The Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake is a simple fall treat. It’s quick and easy to whip up and the end result is indulgent and sweet. You can top it with your favorite icing and serve it up for parties, family gatherings, and more!


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What We Love About This Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Recipe

You start with a boxed yellow cake mix. Boxed mixes already have all the ingredients you need mixed up, perfectly portioned, and ready to go. I love that I don’t have to drag out ALL the baking supplies when I’m starting with a cake mix from the box.

  • 30 Minute Dessert: In just about 30 minutes, you’ll have a delicious cake ready to eat.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Your whole family will love this cake because it has chocolate in it, and frosting on top.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, low calorie or dairy free, etc.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake ingredients

Ingredient Notes

  • Yellow Cake Mix: One box of yellow cake mix, or you can also use a pumpkin cake mix, butter cake mix or a spice cake mix
  • Large Eggs: 3 large eggs for this mix along with water
  • Pumpkin: One can of pumpkin puree
  • Cinnamon: You can also use pumpkin pie spice
  • Chocolate Chips: Milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate or dark chocolate chips for this cake
  • Frosting: A can of vanilla frosting of your choice
chocolate chip pumpkin cake batter in a glass baking dish

Equipment Needed

How to Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

These are the basic steps for making chocolate chip pumpkin cake. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP

Begin by preheating the oven and spraying a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.

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STEP 2: MIX

First, in a large bowl combine the cake mix, water and eggs and mix until combined. Then, add the pumpkin, cinnamon, and chocolate chips and mix until incorporated. Pour into a pan and bake and allow to cool completely.

STEP 3: FROST

Next, microwave the can of frosting for about 25-30 seconds and stir. Pour the frosting over the pumpkin cake and spread. Finally, let the frosting set and then cut and serve.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

It is ok to make this cake several days ahead of time. It is a quick and easy recipe to make on the fly so really you do not have to make it too far in advance.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the cake in an airtight container or wrap well in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It can stay out at room temperature for a day or two.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Place the cake in airtight container or wrap it well for up to six months. It is optimal to freeze without the icing and then ice after you thaw.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pumpkin Cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

The cake can be made with a fat free cake mix, a sugar free cake mix or a gluten-free cake mix. Also, you can use a sugar free frosting for this delicious cake.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CHIPS?

Of course, you can use white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips or cinnamon chips for the pumpkin cake.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE MADE WITH A DIFFERENT PAN?

The cake be made in a Bundt pan, or other size baking pan, simply, follow the directions on the box of cake mix.

a piece of chocolate chip pumpkin cake on a fork next to the rest of the piece of cake on the plate surrounded by chocolate chips with another piece of cake in the background

Expert Tips for Making This Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Recipe

  • Add Nuts: Pecans or walnuts add a crunch to this cake.
  • Fruit: Try adding dried fruit such as cranberries or raisins.
  • Variation tip: Decorate with cute fall decorations or cake toppers.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Make this cake with sugar free or gluten free simple ingredients.

What to Serve with Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

  • Caramel Latte
  • Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Chocolate Milk

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

5 from 9 votes
This pumpkin chocolate chip cake starts with a boxed cake mix and comes out perfectly every time. The best fall treat that’s easy to make and everyone will love.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounces Yellow Cake Mix 1 Box
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 ounces pumpkin 1 can of pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 16 ounces vanilla frosting 1 can

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, water, and eggs.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Then add the pumpkin, cinnamon, and chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
  • Pour into a sprayed 9×13 baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 28-30 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Microwave the can of frosting (cap and foil removed) for about 25-30 seconds and stir.
  • Then pour over the pumpkin cake and spread.
  • Let the frosting set and then cut and serve.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Nuts: Pecans or walnuts add a crunch to this cake.
  • Fruit: Try adding dried fruit such as cranberries or raisins.
  • Variation tip: Decorate with cute fall decorations or cake toppers.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Make this cake with sugar free or gluten free simple ingredients.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 3077IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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