Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Duncan Hines Amazing Glaze - Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Happy Thanksgiving!! Isn’t it funny how mothers know exactly what foods to serve regardless of the circumstances. We planned for a small dinner with a few family members. My sons could not attend. Luis lives in Hawaii, enough said. Red was to shoot photos for a Tampa nightclub Thanksgiving Eve then scheduled to work Black Friday in the Portrait Studio. Thanksgiving was Red’s birthday but it seemed too much of a drive for just one day with a schedule like his.  

Wednesday night I baked two pies and had just over a cup of fresh pumpkin leftover. Hmmm, should I bake a cake as well? My plan to prepare fresh orange cranberry sauce and the stuffing in advance along with some last minute cleaning left me unsure about having time to bake a cake. After a few minutes of deliberating with myself, I decided a Duncan Hines cake mix was the perfect answer. French Vanilla cake mix with pumpkin, mini chocolate chips, and the new Amazing Glazes would make the perfect Thanksgiving Cake.

What does this cake have to do with mothers knowing exactly what to serve?  I received a text from Red at about 11:00 on Thanksgiving morning, “On my way!” Oh my gosh Red is coming home for Thanksgiving. I was ecstatic to see him and so glad I baked that cake! Moreover, Red appreciated it too.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake w/ Chocolate Glaze

1 Duncan Hines French Vanilla Cake Mix 18.5 oz
3 Eggs
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 1/4 cups fresh pumpkin
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1 bottle of Duncan Hines Chocolate Amazing Glaze

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease bundt pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, milk, and pumpkin until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
Bake according to package direction the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely.  

Heat the glaze according to directions and add to top of the pumpkin cake.

Duncan Hines saved the day for me this time. Not only was I able to use up the leftover pumpkin and provide a birthday cake for Red but I finally served a glazed cake where the glaze was visible!!! If you remember, I put out a call for help with glazes on this pumpkin muffin post. Seems my glaze always disappears. The Duncan Hines new glaze is very rich and the chocolate flavor was that of a semi-sweet, dark chocolate nature.

The cake was moist, pumpkin infused, and chocolate laced. Everyone really enjoyed it. In fact, Sarah thought it amazing and asked for the recipe.

My Niece Bree and Red

Red, Sarah, and Josh

Thanks to Duncan Hines and Foodbuzz Tastemakers for providing me with the products that aided in creating a fabulous Thanksgiving Day. 

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