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Mini Pumpkin Cake Bites Recipe

Pumpkin cake bites are delicious and fun little treats to munch on. Mini bite sizes are always a hit.

The recipe is a spin off of the pumpkin squares we recently posted.

Since they are bites, they are ideal for serving in a basket or serving platter for holiday brunches or anytime.

Pumpkin mini cakes on a tray with cinnamon chips.

Pumpkin Mini Cakes

To bake the pumpkin cake bites we used a silicone mold.

Since these molds bend easily, we placed them on a cookie sheet before putting in the oven.

I don’t even know how it happened, but somehow I slipped and burned myself.

The pain caused me to flop the cookie sheet and spill a good portion of the dough out of the silicone mold.

We shifted it back and tried to fix the batter, but this is what we ended up with on that first batch.

Personally, I am doing the whole, “Fake it till I make it” thing in the kitchen.

It never fails that I get hurt and/or make a mess.

Baking doesn’t come naturally to me, but it’s a fun way to spend time with my sister and Gram while creating content for the blog.

Mini pumpkin cakes on a tray with a pumpkin and chips.

To see behind the scenes of our baking days, be sure to follow @jenniesoltys and @teenybod on Snapchat.

Sometimes it’s pretty funny how these recipes evolve.

Tiny pumpkin cakes with chips and frosting.

Thankfully, we had more batter, and we didn’t have to abort the mission.

Using a silicone mold makes it easy to pop the bites out, but they require a cookie sheet for stability.

If you make this recipe a different way, please adjust your baking time.

Tiny Pumpkin Cakes Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make these mini bites. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Vanilla or French Vanilla cake mix
  • Instant Vanilla or French Vanilla pudding mix
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking soda
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pure Pumpkin
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon Chips (optional)
  • Recipe for cream cheese frosting (optional)

Mini Pumpkin Bites Instructions

Again, this is all in the recipe card below.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the cake mix, pudding mix, spices, and baking soda together in a bowl.

Add the oil and pure pumpkin into the mixture. Beat the eggs in one at a time.

Stir until mixed evenly.

Spray the silicone mold with cooking spray.

Pour the batter into the molds filling halfway.

Place three cinnamon chips into the center of the batter. This step is optional, but cinnamon chips are delicious and add a nice crunch to the cake bites.

Pour more batter over the chips.

Set the mold onto a baking sheet for stability.

Bake in your preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if they are done.

Top with cream cheese frosting if desired. Frosting is optional, as the cake with the chips is already sweet. We only frosted a few and left the majority frosting-free.

The cakes make a delicious breakfast treat without the frosting.

Little pumpkin cakes on a tray with pumpkin decor in the background.

We made these during one of our big baking days at our Grandparents’ house.

The best part is that we leave most of the goodies there. Gram and Papa love that end of the deal.

They raved about these bites and how they enjoyed them every single day.

Pumpkin mini cakes on a tray with pumpkin decorations and chips.
Yield: 48

Mini Pumpkin Cake Bites

Mini Pumpkin Cake Bites Recipe - perfect little pumpkin cakes to serve at holiday gatherings.

Isn't everything better mini? Make these tiny pumpkin cakes to serve all holiday season!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 pkg. of a vanilla or french vanilla cake mix
  • 1 box of Jell-O instant vanilla or french vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 30 ounce can of pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 3 eggs
  • Cinnamon chips (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients--oil, pumpkin, and eggs--beating eggs one at a time into the dry mixture.
  • Stir until evenly mixed.
  • Spray silicone mold with cooking spray.
  • Pour batter in the silicone mold filling halfway.
  • Place three cinnamon chips in the center of the batter.
  • Cover the chips with more batter.
  • Set the mold on a baking sheet for stability.
  • Bake in preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes.
  • Top with cream cheese frosting if desired.
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    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

    Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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    Where would you serve mini pumpkin cake bites?

    Tamra Phelps

    Sunday 30th of October 2016

    These are a cute idea! My Mom would love these. We'll give them a try.

    Sarah L

    Sunday 2nd of October 2016

    Your pictures keep getting better and better. These are lovely.

    denise low

    Friday 30th of September 2016



    Thursday 29th of September 2016

    What a great after school treat for this time of year!

    Rana Durham

    Thursday 22nd of September 2016

    i love this recipe jennifer. its a great recipe for fall and ican make these in no time

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