Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

Many fall desserts are heavy, but here is a unique light dessert.

When I saw Pumpkin Angel Food Cake in Around Grandma's Table (Have you figured out that this is my favorite cookbook right now?) I honestly thought that the combination of pumpkin and angel food cake wouldn't mesh.

But I have tried it - and found a new family favorite! The recipe calls for a cake mix, but since I am overloaded with eggs right now, I made the angel food cake from scratch. I didn't get the pumpkin mixed in perfectly which resulted in a cake that looked marbled. I liked the affect!

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake
from Around Grandma's Table

16 oz. angel food cake mix (or from-scratch angel food cake batter)
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp ginger

In bowl, combine pumpkin, vanilla, and spices. Prepare cake mix according to directions. Fold a forth of the batter into pumpkin mixture; gently fold in remaining batter. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10" tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on lowest oven rack at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


  1. This sounds wonderful. I've made pineapple angel food cake and it was good so Pumpkin angel food cake has got to be delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe~

  2. I have been reading your blog for the past few months and I'm finally brave enough to comment on all your wonderful recipes and life adventures that your share. Thank you so much. This recipe is another one that looks like a 'keeper'. I'm going to have to check out the cookbook as it appears that it has an abundance of recipes that sound delicious. Thank you so much for sharing everything. God Bless!

  3. I wish I had read your post before I made dessert today. I would have made this. I made pumpkin bars instead. Oh well, maybe next time. God bless.

  4. You would think the thick pumpkin would keep the cake from rising so high. This would be an excellent addition to the Thanksgiving pie table, for those people that ate maybe just a little too much turkey.

    1. Jeri- I thought too that the angel food cake would not rise well, but it was still light and fluffy.

  5. It sounds so delightful. I have it saved and will be making this soon. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

  6. I just found this. Thank you. I wanted to make this with homemade Angel Food cake and was just going to go for it. I'm glad to know going in that it will work I appreciate that!


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