Pumpkin Angel Food Cake



The other night we were headed up to my Aunt’s house in Sandy and we needed to think up a yummy dessert. I had a lot in mind, but I wanted one that I could actually enjoy myself too. My cute neighbor, Amelia makes a delicious Pumpkin Angel food cake and I decided that would be perfect. By the way, how random is it that she and I began to be good friends and lo and behold her best friend just so happens to be my cousin!! CRAZINESS I TELL YA! She must just be drawn to the family 🙂

Anyway….I asked her if I should just whip up an angel food from scratch and she says she’s done it and it tastes exactly the same to use a boxed mix so why not! I really don’t know what to say other than it’s light, airy, pumpkiny, spiced delicious cake. The glaze was a little too heavy for such a light cake and I would have preferred a maple whipped cream, but this freaking no dairy stuff wont let me. (Can you feel my annoyance??) The glaze was still delicious and I caught 3 different people snitching a little extra to lick off their plates. Yup, I saw ya! 😉


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Can Angel Food Cake Be Baked in a Bundt Pan?

Angel food cake can be baked in a bundt pan, or even a regular cake pan or loaf pan.


Are Angel Food Cake And Pound Cake the Same?

Pound cake and angel food cake are very different.

 Pound cakes are heavier, yellow and RICH with butter, eggs, sugar.

Angel food cakes are white and much lighter, since they’re leavened with whipped egg white. 


Is Pumpkin Good For You?

Eating pumpkin is good for the heart.

The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health. 



Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake with Maple Glaze ohsweetbasil.com
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Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Calories: 2474kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


For the Cake

  • 1 Box Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves

Recipe By me

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Grade B


For the Cake

  • Mix the cake as directed.
  • Place the pumpkin and spice in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Remove 1/3 of the angel food mix to a separate bowl with the pumpkin.
  • Fold the pumpkin mixture carefully into the angel food mix. (Place the spatula on the side of the bowl and scoop down towards the bottom. Bring the spatula up and fold over the top. Repeat until combined.)
  • Add this mixture back into the rest of the angel food cake and fold until combined.
  • Bake as directed

For the Glaze

  • Mix, add more powdered sugar or maple syrup if you want a different thickness.
  • Serve over warm angel food cake.


Cooking time will vary depending on directions from boxed mix.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 2474kcal | Carbohydrates: 602.2g | Protein: 29.3g | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 472.9g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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9 comments on “Pumpkin Angel Food Cake”

  1. I am just curious, do you prepare the angel food cake mix as directed on the box and then add spiced pumpkin purée to it or is the spiced pumpkin purée all that is needed?

    • Hi Jamie, you prepare the cake mix per box instructions, in a separate bowl combine the pumpkin and spice and stir to combine. THen you take a small portion of the prepared cake mixture and fold it into the pumpkin mixture in order to lighten the pumpkin so it doesn’t break down the fluffiness of the angel food cake. Once it’s incorporated add the plain angel food mixture and pumpkin angel food mixture together and fold again. So first make the cake mixture, then fold it together with the pumpkin mixture. Does that help?

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  3. Pumpkin and maple is one combination I haven't tried yet. And need to, immediately! 🙂 Looks great!

  4. aw thanks guys! jennifer, it's michelle

  5. This looks amazing!! I've never seen a pumpkin angel food cake before.

  6. It was delicious! Which cousin? Just curious. I didn't think the maple was too much. I liked it.

  7. Oh very nice, I am normally not drawn to angel food cake but this looks quite heavenly