Touches of Fall & a Pumpkin Cake Recipe

October 15, 2019

Hello blog friends.  

I love decorating my mantel for fall.  

I love using the different items that I have collected throughout the years.

I used faux fake leaves that I bought many years ago at a local dollar store in our neighborhood.

Many years ago I crocheted these orange and creamed colored pumpkins.  I shared how to make them HERE.

This happy fall sign was a purchase from Michael's many years ago.

I also purchased this be thankful sign at Michael's.

I love using cute decorations and this scarecrow was from the dollar store.

I purchased these pumpkins from the Dollar Tree store.  You might remember seeing them in my Dollar Tree Haul blog post HERE.

I have it in my kitchen.

On the other side of the kitchen, I have this pumpkin that was gifted to me by my sister-in-law.

For those of you who love baking, I posted in 2013 this pumpkin cake recipe.  It's so easy to make and perfect for entertaining during the holidays.  I'm sharing it again!


The recipe calls for 1 box of spice cake mix but I couldn't find it in the store, so I used yellow cake mix instead.  I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix.  The recipe also calls for a small can of pumpkin, so I used 16 oz. can of pumpkin.  I sprinkled powdered sugar on top too. 

I decided to make this into a cake and used a bundt pan.  You can also bake them into muffins.  



1 Box of Spice Cake Mix or Betty Crocker Moist Yellow Cake Mix
1 small can of pumpkin


For Bundt Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  
Mix all the ingredients into a bowl.
Grease bundt pan with cooking spray.  Add the mixed batter to the bundt pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until done.  Test with a tooth pick to see if it comes out clean.

For Muffins:

Preheat oven the same as above.  
Add mixed batter to greased muffin tins.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!



  1. That cake turned out beautifully! YUM! I have a bundt pan that I NEVER used. I may be breaking that in next weekend! Have a great day!

  2. Very cute decor Julie. love the little pumpkins you crocheted. Pumpkin cake sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing your bacon at "Love Your Creativity."

  3. Your Fall decor looks so pretty, Julie! I love that painting above your fireplace. I have everything to bake that cake, but may make cupcakes, or mini bundt cakelets.

  4. Yum, I pinned this delicious recipe!
    Happy fall,

  5. Your darling crocheted pumpkins are my favorite, Julie and that cake looks amazing. Off to pin the recipe. I think it's on the menu for this weekend!! Thanks!

  6. love all your adorable pumpkins on the mantel. and that church photo/print is so lovely. I'm a huge fan of pumpkin anything, it looks perfect for the holidays. thanks for linking up to All About Home.

  7. I just love fall, the colors, the decorations and of course the food. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you'll be sharing next week. Pinning!

  8. You have a beautiful mantle, and I simply love your crochet pumpkins!!! I have to try your Pumpkin Bundt Cake soon. I love baking this time of year. Hugs!

  9. I love the styling of your mantel for Fall, it is so pretty, as you own such lovely elements. I love them all !
    The cake sounds great. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

  10. Such lovely decorations! The crochet pumpkins are so cute, you're very talented! :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  11. You've accumulated a great collection!

  12. I adore your crocheted pumpkins Julie, that is on my to do list!! So cute!

  13. All your decorations are amazing Julie and they give special warmth to your place!

  14. Julie your fall decor is charming, and I love your pretty mantel and the art hanging above it, too! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  15. I've been making those 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins for years, but never thought about making them in the bundt pan. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!

  16. I love your mantel! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned.

  17. Your mantle looks so festive and the recipe sounds delish!!

  18. Thank you for sharing this little glimpse into your home, Julie! Your mantle looks beautiful and it is great inspiration as well. Your pumpkin cake recipe sounds delicious too, and I love how easy it is. Thank you so much for sharing this post with Hearth and Soul. I’m featuring it at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Wishing you a wonderful week, my friend!

  19. great cake - and so easy! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great week!

  20. Those little crocheted pumpkins are so adorable Julie.
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week.

  21. I love your mantle! Somehow I missed this post last year! I'm glad you did the recap. The pumpkin cake looks so good!