Pumpkin-Chocolate Swirl Cake with Chocolate Ganache

I love pumpkin and I love chocolate! What a perfect combo. This was so easy to make,
I'm sure you'll love it.

1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ spice cake mix
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup chopped semisweet baking chocolate
2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa

Chocolate Ganache
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup chopped semisweet baking chocolate


1 Heat oven to 325°F. Generously spray 10- or 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.

2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, vegetable oil, eggs and pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes.

3 Pour 1 cup of the batter into the glass measuring cup you used for measuring the water and oil. Stir in the 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate and the baking cocoa until well combined. Pour half of the pumpkin batter into pan. Spoon chocolate batter over batter in pan. Top with remaining pumpkin batter.

4 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; turn upside down onto cooling rack or heatproof serving plate, and remove pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Place cake on serving plate.

5 In microwavable bowl, microwave cream uncovered on High 45 seconds to 1 minute or until cream just begins to simmer. Add the 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate to the cream, and stir until smooth. Cool 5 minutes. Drizzle over cake.




Amy said...

Oh this cake looks and sounds so good. I love pumpkin and chocolate too, and this is a keeper.

Hardlyagoddess said...

I love the way this looks presentation wise- it is a showstopper!

Sandra Lee said...

This is deliciously easy and tempting. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

judi graber said...

I'm with you as I especially love chocolate and paired with pumpkin must be delicious. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday #244.

Miz Helen said...

Your Swirl Cake looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday, we have really enjoyed it. Hope you have a great day and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Ann @ Live The Old Way said...

This sounds (and looks) so good! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Homestead Blog Hop!

Tarahlynn said...

Looks delicious!

Carrie said...

Oh yum!!! Pumpkin AND chocolate! This cake looks delicious!