Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

My two sassy gals love this cake.

A slice of spice

Actually, my two sassy gals love all cake.  And I can’t forget my main man, Ranger Craig.  He lives for cake.  And seafood with sauce on top. He’s a saucy guy 🙂

My Two Sassy Gals

Hmmm… two sassy gals and a saucy guy.  Sounds like my family’s a handful.  They are.  And I love every sassy, saucy moment!

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Thanks so much to my sweet friend Heidi Rodgers for sharing this fabulously delicious recipe with me!


1 package (2 layer size) spice cake mix

1 package (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened and divided

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

6 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

½ cup thawed cool whip topping

2 tablespoons sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare cake mix as directed on package, reducing water to ½ cup and increasing oil to ½ cup.  Add half of the cream cheese, the pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger.  Beat on medium speed until well blended.  Stir in chopped chocolate.  Pour into greased 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10 inch tube pan.

Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes then remove from the pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

Mix the remaining cream cheese, whipped topping and sugar until well blended.  Spread on top of cooled cake.  Cut into 16 slices.

*You can use yellow cake mix for the spice cake mix if you prefer.

*I like the cake with a little sprinkle of powdered sugar instead of the frosting.  But the Bennett Crew loves the frosting.



  1. you are the sweetest person i have met online! i hope this year has been good for you and your sassy girls. they are beautiful! hope you have a wonderful new year’s! time really flies…doesn’t it?

    and this cake looks SO delicious. i’m going to have to try chocolate chips in my pumpkin bread recipe. it intrigues me.

    • Awww… Thank you Monica! I just adore all my new blogger friends, and all the beautiful and delicious food. Wishing you a healthy, happy and successful new year!

  2. I love spice cake and now it sounds like you made it even better.

  3. yuuuum. This is so going to be my next pumpkin thing to try!

  4. ohhh that looks lovely jubbly…And easy too. I love bunt pan cakes don’t you??

  5. I will have to give this one a try..my little man loves pumpkin loaf…and chocolate…so this is a winner I’m sure in our home! lol

  6. No words, looks so yummy, sure I’ll try this recipe soon…..and lovely pictures you have…..take care……katya

  7. That looks literally incredible and SO festive.

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