Two Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake

Heroic Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake

You can be a hero to your family with this two ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake – really. This is another Vegemergency recipe. My last Vegemergency recipe was Vegan Apple Dump Cake – and all our kids ask for it when they visit now.


We are always privileged to have meateaters, vegans, dairy free, mushroom-phobic and nut allergic visitors and family. It’s a challenge to try to address all of these diets – but we do a pretty good job of it!! Sometimes, we get too carried away with the main course, the appetizers and all the sides. —— and then —– what about dessert? In a panic we run to the store to find a pie — and maybe a vegan pie —– that’s just not going to happen at the last minute.

Does this every happen to you?

person slicing pumpkin pie
Photo by Element5 Digital on – Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake – two ingredients

So that’s when Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake can make us a hero. Nobody needs to know that we took a box of spice cake mix and threw in a can of pumpkin puree. That’s kind of cheating isn’t it? The only thing that guests or family need to know is that it’s homemade, fresh baked, by you – and it’s vegan.

For this recipe I took one package of Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix and mixed it with one 15 oz can of pumpkin puree. I sprayed an 8 by 12 inch cake pan with vegan non-stick coating, put that batter in and baked it in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. That’s it! That’s all – two ingredients, mix and bake. The pumpkin puree helps the cake mix bind together instead of eggs – and a nice dense – lightly spiced cake is produced.

mix pumpkin puree with spice cake mix
Mix pumpkin puree with spice cake mix

If you wanted to fancy things up bit – you could add raisins or nuts to the mix before baking. You could bake the cake in a shaped cake pan – like a silicone bundt cake pan – but only if you have such a thing.

pumpkin spice cake batter
Pumpkin spice cake batter
Pumpkin spice cake batter and spatula
Pumpkin spice cake batter and spatula

Finally, you could dust the cake with some icing sugar – or drizzle a mixture of icing sugar and non-dairy milk (1/2 cup to 1 tablespoon) – over the top.

Two Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake
Two Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake

None of these extra steps are necessary – because the cake smells and tastes great as is, and you need to get back to enjoying your guests and your meal! My cake began disappearing before I got to fancy it up and well before dinner. I was a baking hero with a silly, simple two ingredient cake.

After these years of social distancing, I am especially thankful – all year round for any and all family visits, and wish for the same for you and yours!


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Two Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake

Two Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake

This easy pumpkin spice cake will make you a hero and has only two ingredients!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 package spice cake mix
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Spray vegan non-stick coating on 8 by 12 or similar cake pan
  3. Mix ingredients – spread in cake pan
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F to 25 to 28 minutes

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