Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Vinegar - Carolina Country

Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Vinegar Glaze

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Pumpkin Cake


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 can (13 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Empty cake mix and pumpkin puree into a large bowl using a mixer beat until well incorporated. The batter will be very thick, but will come together nicely. Pour batter into a 7-by-11-by-2-inch baking pan. Bake for 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Do not overbake.

  3. Let cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan, then flip onto a platter.

  1. While you cake is cooling, combine powdered sugar, apple cider vinegar and pumpkin pie spice. Glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more sugar or vinegar if needed. Pour over the cake while still warm.

  2. Reserve some to pour over each slice when served.

Recipe courtesy of

Brenda Melton of Lenoir, NC

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Comments (6)

  • The amount of pumpkin is missing in the recipe.

    Edi | October 13, 2017 | reply

  • Sorry about that Edi. The recipe calls for 1 can (13 ounces) pumpkin puree. We have updated the page.

    Carolina Country | October 13, 2017 | reply

  • The glaze calls for apple cider but the instructions say apple cider vinegar. Could you clarify which it is?

    Joy Wolfe | October 15, 2019 | reply

    • I don't know for sure since I didn't write it, but I would bet it is cider and NOT vinegar. I can only imagine 3 T of vinegar would make a nasty glaze that would ruin this cake. Hope this helps!

      Kimberly in NC | October 16, 2019 | reply

      • Surprisingly, this should read "apple cider vinegar" not "apple cider." Thanks for catching that — we've updated the recipe. Please let us know what you think of the final cake!

        Carolina Country | October 16, 2019 | reply

  • Wow! I am surprised! Please come back and tell us how it is if you try it, Joy Wolfe!

    Kimberly in NC | October 16, 2019 | reply

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