I love love love this recipe. I use it all the time and people devour it. Every time I make it have people asking for the recipe. I used this as cupcakes at a wedding I did the cake for and got rave reviews. I use a cream cheese frosting and then add on top, an oatmeal cinnamon pecan butter granola type mixture I saute on the stove (of course let it cool first). It looks super autumny and adds some texture to the extremely moist cake.
This is a delicious cake. I did not use the vanilla pudding mix, the cake mix I bought said it had extra pudding in the mix. The cake was moist and flavorful. I thought maybe 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice might be too much, but it was perfect. I also used a buttercream frosting as my DH does not care for cream cheese frosting. This is a keeper. Thanks hannahactually for posting. Sue
I made this up one day as well and was sooo excited at the outcome, for about 2 months i was making it quite often and my husband and i kept gobbling it up. Great posting!! In the past i made with water instead of oil and egg whites, this made for an extremely moist cake! I've never tried with pudding mix and next time i will, thanks!