Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

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This is my favorite time of year. Not only does the weather start to cool but it’s also the season of pumpkins! I love to see pumpkin decorations, I love to visit pumpkin patches, but mostly I love to eat pumpkins! There are so many ways to cook a pumpkin and so many dishes that you can make. One dish I had never made or even eaten was Pumpkin Cake. I have seen people comment that this recipe is simple and  delicious so I decided to put a spin on this sweet treat and create Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

This is absolutely one of the easiest pumpkin recipes I have ever made. It is a simple mix of just a few ingredients and it takes no special skills. This recipe is actually the perfect recipe to have your kids help you with because it is that simple.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake


  • Box of cake mix (ingredients to make the cake- see back of cake box)
  • 1/2 bag of chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 can of pure pumpkin puree


  1. Prepare the boxed cake (follow the directions on the back of the box-include the ingredients on the box)
  2. Stir in pumpkin
  3. Stir in chocolate chips
  4. Stir in cinnamon
  5. Bake according to the back of the boxed cake
  6. * I used this mix and made 6 cupcakes and 1 round cake*
  7. In addition, I cooked for an additional 5-10 minutes. The cake may appear flatter than normal but do the toothpick test (insert toothpick- should come out pretty much clean)
  8. Store in the refrigerator
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I was not sure how I wanted to make the icing for the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake, so I asked my husband for some advice. His immediate answer was to make a Cinnamon Roll Icing. This icing turned out perfect! My biggest piece of advice is to wait until the cake has completely cooled before frosting it. When I frosted the cake I used the sandwich bag method, which is filling up the sandwich bag with icing and cutting the tip off the end and squeezing it onto the cake. After the cake is iced, dash the top of the cake with some cinnamon and enjoy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

This is the perfect sweet treat for family gatherings, office parties, or for whenever you want to treat yourself.


  1. Anything pumpkin makes me quite happy! 🙂

  2. Yum! I love chocate chips & pumpkin together. I’m stopping by from the Facebook group. I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

  3. Never had one – but it definitely looks oh so great!

  4. Chocolate chip and pumpkin all in one? Amazing!

  5. This sounds delicious. I can almost smell it!!

  6. That looks REALLY good. Thanks for sharing!

  7. How bad is it that I just want to eat the icing? Like straight through the computer????

  8. This looks just perfect for this time of year. It has all the right flavors going on and I love the idea of mixing it up and making cupcakes and a mini cake.

  9. Just with all that icing alone…oh my! I’m sure I can work this off in the gym tonight! 😉

  10. Amanda McMahon says

    Oh does this look super yummy! I can almost smell it 🙂

  11. Wow! this combination – cinnamon, chocolate and pumpkin sounds awesome. I never thought about the cinnamon part, but it has added benefits for the cold weather like we are having now, as it is an ingredient that has the affect of heating your body and making you warm. Thanks for this, can’t wait to try it out!

  12. That looks oooey, gooey and super delicious. I stay away from sweet but my son would love it

  13. Pumpkin, chocolate & cream cheese would be my winning fall cake combo! Your cake sounds delish 😀

  14. I bet that cinnamon roll icing was just the touch it needed! I never would have thought to use that. This sounds AH-MAZING!

  15. Okay, seriously, how many delicious things can you combine here?! Chocolate chips plus pumpkin cake plus cinnamon roll icing? OMG drooling!

  16. Now this looks so delicious! I want to try this as soon as possible.

  17. Oh wow. This looks like the perfect holiday treat. Amazing.

  18. Oh my goodness this looks absolutely amazing – I would never have thought of choc chip and pumpkin. x

  19. It sounds incredible! Your hubs had a great idea for the frosting too.

  20. You are KILLING me. That sounds so good and looks so easy to make – I might just have to have a cheat day from the diet…

  21. I love cinnamon so much and, like you, I love the fall because of the scents and flavors. I’m going to have to get creative and make some vegan treats like this amazing recipe you have. Wow.

  22. This sounds and looks so yummy I can’t wait to try it for myself. I love pumpkin too.

  23. I don’t even like pumpkin and I still pinned it because it look so good! My husband does when then when I read you put cinnamon roll icing on it I was sold! Can’t wait to try it out. Even if I don’t like the pumpkin part I just want to lick the icing off!!!!!

  24. Oh the pumpkin recipes! I love pumpkin in the fall and there are so many I want to make. This one def makes the list!

  25. Ummm….yum! This really looks easy to make and super tasty! The cinnamon roll frosting is a nice touch.

  26. I am totally pinning this to try later. We are pumpkin FREAKS in this house! 🙂

  27. I actually have a pumpkin in my fridge my daughter asked me to pick one up it’s rather small I think I could pull off making a pie or even this cake recipe out of it. I’m going to give it a try while my daughter is at school she will be shocked to see her pumpkin in a cake.

  28. Drooling! Sometimes I get bothered by all the pumpkin overload, but this looks perfectly sinful!

  29. That looks yummy! I was just telling my son this morning that it’s time to start remembering how we made all our pumpkin smoothies last year!

  30. OMG this sounds amazing must make this soon.

  31. We had a guest over the weekend bring a pumpkin cake. It was delicious! This looks great.

  32. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I love anything pumpkin flavored. Add in chocolate chips and it’s all that much better.

  33. Ummm you are making me hungry! Look sooo good!

  34. Aw this looks so delicious! We must of both had pumpkin on the brain as I posted a Pumpkin Chai Bread on my blog. High five for pumpkin lovers!

  35. I should have held off coming to your post Aimee when I’m hungry! This chocolate chip pumpkin cake looks delicious! Pinning!

    • says

      I had to force it on my kids, girl… My tummy was getting too big eating it all.. SO SO good!

  36. Oh, my gosh – my kids will love this! Thanks for sharing!

  37. This is making me hungry! I think I need to go find some breakfast after looking at all this deliciousness!!!!!

  38. You can never go wrong with cinnamon roll icing! Never, ever! I sure wish I had this for breakfast instead of that banana I ate!

  39. This looks amazing! We had a giant cookie as a treat this weekend and my Kiddies were in heaven. Add to it pumpkin and icing…OMGosh! Thanks for sharing….

  40. Holy cow. This looks phenomenal. I am absolutely saving this to try later!

  41. I think your husband is a genius!! I bet it worked out great! Sounds absolutely delish! PInning it 🙂

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