Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

by Aimee Stock

When I was younger, and maybe I’m dating myself here, we used to buy boxes of a product called Snackin’ Cake by Betty Crocker. We topped it with whipped cream and it came in a few flavors, including Golden Chocolate Chip. So this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake is my ode to that no-longer-produced, childhood favorite.

The sales pitch behind Snackin’ cake was “You mix, bake and serve it right in the same pan.” and it was “Something special to eat. Nothing much to clean up.” Things were so simple then. But I loved that cake. So let’s make Snackin’ Cake … but better!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake hero

To the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling).

Adding pumpkin to eggs and sugar

Add milk and mix until well combined.

Adding milk

Next, add in the flour.

Adding flour

Followed by baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Mix until well combined.

Adding spices

Last, but not least, add the mini milk chocolate chips. I think mini’s really work best in this recipe. I reserve a few for the top.

If you’d like to add nuts, 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts would be lovely in this recipe.

Adding chocolate chips

Using an offset spatula, spread the batter evenly in a pan that you have both misted with cooking spray and lined with parchment for ease of removal.

Spreading the batter in prepared pan

Sprinkle those reserved chips. You can give them a little press if you prefer. I just like the aesthetic since we aren’t frosting this cake.

Sprinkling chocolate chips on top

Bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted comes clean. Allow to cool for 30 minutes, then remove to a rack to finish cooling completely.

Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Serve with fresh whipped cream and enjoy!

Bite shot Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 squares
Calories:

Equipment

  • 8×8 Baking Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Non Stick Cooking Spray

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp Butter melted and cooled
  • 1 ¼ c Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 c Canned Pumpkin Puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 ¾ c All Purpose Flour
  • c Milk
  • 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips reserve some for sprinkling on top
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and line an 8×8 baking pan. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the sugar, melted and cooled butter, eggs, pumpkin puree, milk, and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix just until combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and fold in by hand. Reserve a few for the top.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared pan using an offset spatula and sprinkle the reserved chocolate chips over top of the batter.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes clean.
  • Cool and serve with whipped cream. For garnish, you can dust the top of the whipped cream with either the pumpkin spice or cinnamon. Enjoy!

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