Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

 Chocolate Pumpkin Snack Cake. Perfect for breakfast or an after school treat!

Chocolate Pumpkin Snack Cake: perfect for breakfast or an after school treat!

I ate this for breakfast. Is that wrong? It’s more like a cake, but I was hungry, and the Nutella drizzle was calling my name! I can’t seem to get enough pumpkin this season, and it’s not over yet! I have at least half a dozen recipes just calling out to be developed!


Chocolate Pumpkin Cake


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • ¼ cup nutella, melted (optional)


  1. In mixer, blend butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beat until combined. Blend in the pumpkin. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Divide batter in half. In one half of batter, add cocoa and mix until combined. Spread in bottom of greased 13x9 pan (I use my butter wrapper to grease the pan). Spoon remaining batter on top, spread with spatula.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Melt nutella in microwave (mine took 30 seconds on high). Drizzle over cake and enjoy!

13 Responses to “Chocolate Pumpkin Cake”

  1. posted Sep 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I made Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars and that combination is simply amazzzing! I attached my post below if you want to check it out. This recipe looks great!

  2. posted Sep 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I’m a new convert to pumpkin and chocolate so this is right up my alley. And of course it’s okay to eat it for breakfast…it has pumpkin in it! 😉

  3. posted Sep 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    ooo, this looks good. i’m bookmarking!

  4. posted Sep 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Looks devine! I love anything pumpkin! and I say if having that for breakfast is wrong, then I’d just have to be wrong!!

  5. posted Sep 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Oh now this just looks awesome!! Really glad that I found your blog!!

  6. posted Sep 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    This sounds so good, what is it with me and pumpkin this time of year, I just can’t get enough.

  7. posted Sep 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Alicia- glad you are here
    Mindie- I can’t get enough either!

  8. posted Sep 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Yup I am in the same boat as you…it is all about the pumpkin right now! I heart pumpkin and chocolate…in fact I just made 2 recipes using both those ingredients:-) I am thinking you and I were separated at birth!!!

  9. posted Sep 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Of course you can eat it for breakfast!

  10. posted Sep 22, 2011 at 12:31 am

    I just barely tasted Nutella for the first time! Oh man – it is heavenly. Your dessert sounds divine!

  11. Amy
    posted Sep 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    It’s pumpkin…it’s healthy. Of COURSE you can eat it for breakfast.

    I’d love it if you’d link up to my new recipe party:

  12. posted Sep 25, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Are you kidding me?! These sound awesome!

  13. Trish Butler
    posted Feb 8, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I love pumpkin also. I put up 100 lbs of pumpkins as soon as they start showing up in the markets. I usually have to make any where of 25 -50 pumpkin pies a year. The whole neighbor hood get one for Christmas and the Fire Dept and Sheriffs Dept. That usually leaves me a few pounds to play with. I know what I am going to do with some of it now. Thank you.

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