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Pumpkin Angel Food Cake + VIDEO

posted by Julie Evink on October 9, 2016

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake ~ Light, Airy Angel Food Cake with a Hint of Pumpkin!

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Pumpkin Angel Food Cake ~ Light, Airy Angel Food Cake with a Hint of Pumpkin!


I’m going to get real. Hold on to your seats. Ready? If you don’t want to listen just scroll to this amazing recipe at the end of the post. Ok? It’s ok… I understand. That Pumpkin Angel Food Cake looks amazing. I might scroll too.

I used to be proud of the fact I was an independent woman, that really didn’t need a guy. I did my own thing until I met my husband and I was proud of it. I traveled, made my own money, bought cars, lived alone etc. I did it. I know I can do it. There’s something to be said about it.

Then I got married and I adjusted and things changed and we adapted. I was still independent. I didn’t care if the hubs worked late because I had my own things going on. Do not take that in the wrong way. I totally love him, but I also was fine on my own. I found stuff to do and I knew he was busy. There were no hard feelings.


Pumpkin Angel Food Cake Logo ~ Light, Airy Angel Food Cake with a Hint of Pumpkin!

Then I had a child. I suddenly found myself very dependent on my husband. I needed help. NEEDED help. Like as in if you can’t help me I might lose my marbles kind of help. Well, ok, maybe it wasn’t that bad. I liked to have help, I liked to him have around. And I really think he likes to help. He loves his little girl and he enjoys being around to help with her. Everything was good. He had a change of jobs this winter which meant better hours and I was relishing in the glow of this.

Then summer started and people started calling. My hubs, you see, is a very talented person. He can construct pretty much anything you ask him to. It’s amazing. I point and he makes. Literally. I don’t care how you get that finished product just do it and he does it. He loves it. The thing is, people know this and that means lots of side jobs which is awesome but sometimes this woman at home needs him. NEEDS him.

I think it’s called pregnancy. That’s what I blame it on. It got WAY worse when that happened. I’m exhausted. I’m tired. My back hurts. Do you want me to continue? I need you for a hour a night to help me. I ask what happened to the Miss Independent Woman I grew to be? She’s gone. I don’t see her anymore. If someone sees her on the corner send her back to me. Okk? Good. Glad we got that straight.

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake Logo ~ Light, Airy Angel Food Cake with a Hint of Pumpkin!

So the hubs is busy lately. I try not to complain. Sometimes I fail. Sometimes I whine. But it is what it is and I do my best. This is what I’ve decided to do lately. The best I can. That’s what I do. I’m going to admit something here so hang onto your seats. Lately I do not prepare as many homemade meals as I used too. I’ve decided that I’d rather hang out with Miss K than try to do it all and then be cranky with her when she wants attention after work. She’s my priority. She’s happy with a PB & J sandwich some nights and so am I.  That means she’s being played with and loved. I’m there to see her get excited when the puppy comes over and lets her give her a hug or when she fills her dump truck with sand or when she blows bubbles.

That’s what matters.

So to all the Mom’s out there. Don’t feel guilty for doing your best and picking and choosing. We do what we can. That’s really all there is to it. Here’s to us and being proud of what we do not ashamed of what we don’t do.

Now go stuff your face into this Pumpkin Angel Food Cake. It’s amazing. Simply put.


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Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

Preparation 15 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Serves 12 servings     adjust servings


  • 1 pkg One-Step Angel Food Cake + Ingredient to prepare
  • 1 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine everything except the Angel Food Cake mix and ingredients to prepare cake. Mix until combined.
  3. In a different bowl combine the Angel Food Cake mix and ingredients required to make the cake.
  4. Carefully fold in 1/4 of the batter into the pumpkin mixture. Then gently fold in the rest of the batter. Carefully pour or spoon into an ungreased Angel Food Cake pan.
  5. Place pan in oven on the lowest rack possible. Bake for 38 - 45 minutes or until cake is golden brown and springs back. Immediately invert pan onto a wire rack or place on top of glass pop bottle. Cool for 1 hour. Run knife around sides of cake and remove to a serving plate.
  6. Serve with Cool Whip and cinnamon.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 82kcal Calories from fat 3
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 213mg9%
Carbohydrate 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Denise

    HOORAY FOR YOU!!!! Working & raising children is an awesome accomplishment- si what if the house isn’t spotless – happy, healthy children are more important. Love your recipes!!!

  • amanda @ fake ginger

    You’ll find your independence again as your kid gets older. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more independent – now I just have 3 tiny people tagging along for the ride.

    This cake looks delicious!

    • Julie Evink

      Good to hear Amanda 🙂 There is hope!

  • Rachel @ Bakerita

    I love angel food cake, and this pumpkin twist sounds absolutely fabulous!! It looks so light, fluffy and perfect!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Julie, I love this post! I feel the same way. . everything changed after having children . . now that my oldest is 7, I feel like I’ve pretty much got back my old self but in a different way. . I think things totally change after having children . . but for the better. Like you said, if your daughter is being played with and loved and she’s happy, that’s all you can ask for. And a slice or two of this pumpkin angel food cake wouldn’t hurt either! love this!

    • Julie Evink

      I’m glad there is hope in the future 🙂 Thanks Alice!

  • Jocelyn+(Grandbaby+Cakes)

    This cake is on my wish list for the fall. So light and beautiful. Pinned.

  • Jen+@+Baked+by+an+Introvert

    Julie, you sound like a terrific mom. Don’t beat yourself up too much over needing your husband around more. You have a lot on your plate. And help is nice.
    This pumpkin angel food looks heavenly. Angel is my favorite cake and pumpkin just made it 10 times better. I’m dying to try it! Pinned!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

    Oh Julie, this is such a great post. You are doing an amazing job with running the blog while taking care of your little girl and being pregnant too. I totally had to do the same thing when I was pregnant with my second one since I felt tired a lot too. You are absolutely right – as long as she is happy and loved 🙂
    I would be totally happy stuffing my face with a big slice of this pumpkin cake – it looks beautiful!

    • Julie Evink

      I hope I’m right or I’m heading down the wrong road! 🙂


    This angels food cake pumpkin sounds beautiful and yummy gonna make it this octoburry (made up word) weekend:)

  • natalie

    I made this and it did not rise like it should. I used an angel food cake mix but it did not say one step angel food cake mix on the box. The recipe gave one oven temp. and the box mix gave another so I wasn’t sure which temp to use.The taste of the cake was fine but the texture was way off.

    • Julie Evink

      Hey Natalie,

      To be able to troubleshoot the problems you had with this recipe I would need you to follow it exactly as stated. The temperature and one step angel food cake mix is essential for it to turn out.


      • natalie

        I guess I didn’t buy a “one step” angel food cake mix. I’ll have to search the grocery store for a mix that states it is a one step mix. Do you have a brand name for the product? I did use the temperature that you stated instead of the box. I’ll keep trying.

        • Julie Evink

          I think I used a Pillsbury One-Step Mix!

          • natalie

            OK thanks… I will try that one

        • Shirley

          Betty Crocker makes a one step,just using water. Be sure to mix it up like the box directions tell you, then Go to Sept.4 where you combine it w/pumpkin mixture. Mine came out perfectly – all and light.

  • Karen

    Hi Julie
    Do you think a bundt pan will work instead of the angel food cake pan?

    • Julie Evink

      I don’t think you can bake angel food cake in a bundt pan. If you can it’s news to me!

  • Colleen Baber

    I used a Duncan Hines Angel Food Cake because that was the only one in the store. It doesn’t say one step, but you just add water and mix. It didn’t rise at all. I was so disappointed because I know this could be so good if I get it right. I also think I folded for too long because it seemed to take a long time to get the pumpkin mixed in. I want to try this again but since the angel food cakes are a bit expensive, I would like to be sure I get it right. What are your suggestions? Thank you.

    • Julie Evink

      I’ve never had a problem with this recipe and it raising. It is possible it was over mixed.

    • Shirley

      The recipe above needs to say to mix the cake mix as dir
      ected on the box and beat it until fluffy before adding to pumpkin mixture!

  • dianna

    i make my angel food cake from scratch. will this work in place of the pkg mix ?

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