There's nothing scary about making or eating these Old Fashioned Cocoa Cake Pumpkins! |

Old Fashioned Cocoa Cake Pumpkins

These Old Fashioned Cocoa Cake Pumpkins are made with an old family recipe modernized with sweet little pumpkin faces.  There's nothing scary about making or eating them.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 18 servings
Author Julie Menghini


  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 2/3 cups Imperial sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Rodelle cocoa
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips I used Organic Peanutta Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray pan with non-sticking spray.
  • Cream butter, sugar, and eggs until fluffy.  Beat on high for 3  minutes.  
  • Reduce speed to low.  Combine flour, sifted cocoa, soda, baking powder, and salt. Add dry mix alternating with the milk and mix until blended.
  • Fold in peanut butter chips
  • Fill pan 3/4 full.  Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick tested in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool  10 minutes and then remove from pan and cool completely.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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