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and eat it too! Instead of using the egg, oil and water, next time oyu make a chocolate cake use a small can of pumpkin mix instead! Its still moist and does NOT taste like pumpkin. My 8yr old and bf can't tell the difference!

- Submitted by SARA_LUEBBERS 6/30/2010 in Cooking | 9 Comments
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DOWNHOMEDIVA 6/30/2010 7:23:00 PM

    I am gonna have to try this! I have also heard of using a diet soda in place of the oil and eggs. Diet colas are good for chocolate cakes and diet lemon lime drinks are good for white and yellow cake mixes!
SLM0305 7/5/2011 11:47:00 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing as I have a 'full flavor' (regular) piece of chocolate cake yesterday and DIDN'T like it - YAY! I'll definitely be trying your substitution;0) emoticon
NEVERNAKED 8/31/2010 8:18:00 AM

    i love this trick but can't find canned pumpkin anywhere. it's all but disappeared off the shelves of every grocery store in massachusetts. i was told there's a shortage because last years crops were so bad. hopefully this years harvest will better because i miss my pumpkin!!
K_NOELLE 7/6/2010 11:12:00 PM

    How much pumpkin do you use? It sounds like a great idea.
KYMANN1 7/4/2010 12:47:00 PM

    This cake is so good that I can only make it when there will be friends here to help me eat it (or I want to eat it all myself). A dollop of lite cool whip and it's pure heaven. Actually better than following the recipe on the box -super moist.
PICKIE98 7/3/2010 6:45:00 AM

    I have always used egg beaters and applesauce,, but pumpkin sounds good too!!
ESMERALDA1969 7/1/2010 10:57:00 AM

    Great idea. You can also omit the egg. oil and water and use a 12 ounce can of any flavor of diet soda with any boxed cake mix.
BECCACOATS 6/30/2010 6:43:00 PM

    Great idea.. I have a lot in my freezer needing to be used...
I also use Apple Sauce
CLCCOOL 6/30/2010 6:28:00 PM

    Great idea! I will definately try it! Are you using a cake mix or from scratch? I wonder if it will work on other cakes? Who cares if they taste like pumpkin, I LOVE pumpkin!

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