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Sliced loaf of pumpkin bread on a wooden platter.

Easy Pumpkin Bread with Cake Mix and Canned Pumpkin

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 9 slices
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Kara @ Quick and Easy Baking
A quick and easy pumpkin bread made with a cake mix and canned pumpkin that's super moist and easy to mix up.
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  • 1 15 ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 1 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 15 ounce can canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or 1 1/5 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cloves & 1/2 tsp ginger)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour or spray an 8-9 inch loaf pan. This bread will puff up quite a bit when baking so make sure the pan is the appropriate size and not smaller than an 8-9 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the cake mix and mix with an electric mixer on medium until well combined.
  • Add in the cake mix and mix on medium until well combined.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for approximatly 65 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the middle will come out with a few moist crumbs on it or clean.
  • Set the pan onto a rack to cool for about 15-20 minutes, then turn bread out of the pan directly onto the rack to cool completely. Cool this bread completely before cutting. This bread is light and moist, so if it's cut too warm, it may fall apart when you pick up a slice.


Feel free to add raisins, white chocolate chips, chocolate chips and/or nuts to the batter.
This bread can be stored at room temperature, covered well, for up to 6 days. This bread is best eaten at room temperature or warmed up. You can also add a little butter to a slice and warm it up.
Nutritional values are an estimate.
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Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg