Pumpkin Spice Cake Torte

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?  Need something quick and delicious for dessert?  I think I have it for you, tastes just like a pumpkin roll but much easier to assemble.  Let’s get started….

Pumpkin Spice Cake

  • 1 Box of Spice Cake Mix (I like Duncan Hines)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Veggie Oil
  • 1 (15 0z) can of Pumpkin
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Using a whisk mix all ingredients together until combined.


Pour batter evenly into three parchment lined 9″ Springform pans.


 Tap pans on table to even out the batter.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, now rotate pans from bottom rack to top rack, then top rack pans to bottom rack. Bake for another 10 minutes.  Let cool in the pans for 20 minutes, then remove springform rings.  Carefully take cake layer out of pans by putting your hand underneath and using the parchment paper to place the cake layers onto a cooling rack.  This cake is very moist so take your time doing this.


While the layers are cooling, let’s make the Cream Cheese Filling.  You bet it is the same filling that you would find in a pumpkin roll!

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz package Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 4 oz Butter (1 stick, also room temperature)
  • 1 pound of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Using the paddle attachment mix all ingredients until combined.  Then kick it up to high speed for 3 minutes or so.

Place one layer of cake onto whatever cake plate that you have or a cake stand.  Take half of the filling and spread all over the layer, then top with another cake layer.  Use the last of the filling and spread over that layer, then top it off with the last layer.  If you like walnuts, toast some up and sprinkle them over the cream cheese filling.  I didn’t have any in my pantry so I made it without, just as yummy!


Refrigerate for at least an hour.  Before serving dust the top of the torte with powdered sugar and walnuts if you are using them.


The cake is oh so moist…. the spice cake mix combined with the pumpkin makes it taste just like a pumpkin roll, but in a torte style. So easy to make and assemble. This will be the quickest dish that you prepare for Thanksgiving dinner.  Your guests will think that it took you all day in the kitchen to make such a gourmet dessert.  I won’t tell them otherwise if you don’t want me to!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!