This pumpkin cake pudding might just be my family’s new favorite pumpkin dessert. Think bread pudding, but made with cake instead of bread.
My mom loves bread pudding, my dad on the other hand does not like it, so my mom rarely makes it. My family loves bread pudding and I have been wanting to try a bread pudding type dessert, made with cake, for awhile, but have not had time to experiment with trying it.
My mom visited us a few weeks ago. Because it was her birthday and I knew she loved bread pudding type desserts, I knew it was time to give my idea a try. I decided to go with a pumpkin flavor because it was perfect for the fall and holidays.
All I can say is, DELICIOUS!
Okay, so I will say more than that, but really delicious is the best way to describe this.
Sometimes when I think of new recipes, they sound great in my head, but the end result is not great at all. This one though worked. It turned out better than I ever thought it would.
This is bread pudding, but better and richer. If you love bread pudding, this pumpkin cake pudding is a must try!
Pumpkin Cake Pudding
Cake and bread pudding are combined in this delicious pumpkin cake pudding.
- 1 yellow cake mix, made and baked, according to package directions in a 9x13 pan ( I used a King Arthur gluten free yellow cake mix and it works great, for gluten free version)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 5 eggs
- 1- 15 ounce can pumpkin
- Cut cake that has been cooled into 1 inch, or so, squares and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon, eggs, and pumpkin. Whisk until well combined.
- Carefully fold in cake pieces and fold gently until cake is completely covered.
- Pour into a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until it is set.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, or let cool and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 433mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 7g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
I will certainly be trying this recipe! I love bread pudding but hubby does not. I usually skip the step of folding the bread (in this recipe it would be the cake cubes) by tossing them right into the pan that I will bake in and pour the egg mix right over them. Now with this recipe I thought I would treat it like a poke cake and just poke holes then pour the egg mix over the top. It won’t look the same as a bread pudding but the is okay for me. Thanks for another great recipe to try. HAPPY and BLESSED THANKSGIVING TO YOU!
Shirley @ gfe
As I don’t use cake mixes, I’ll have to make one from scratch, but that’s easy enough and worth it for this recipe! YUM!
I think a from scratch cake would work great with this. Do you have a gluten free yellow homemade cake you like? Yellow cakes are one I have had trouble getting right homemade.
Shirley @ gfe
Lynn, admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve made a yellow cake. After I left the comment, I actually thought that this recipe might be totally divine if made with my Perfect Pound Cake. 😉
Oh that is a great idea! I have several gluten free pound cake recipes we love. That would make this even richer and better! I will have to try that next time.
Shirley @ gfe
We’ll both have to report back, Lynn! 🙂
We grew up withbreadpudding made with doughnuts! I’ll have to try this!!
Bread pudding with doughnuts would be so good!
Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
i love the idea of bread pudding with cake! yum!