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I’ve been inspired to bake and pumpkin has been a must on the menu. I practically begged Diana Bogardus to allow me to make her a cake because I HAD to make this recipe and it was her birthday!  But before I tell you about this recipe, let me share Diana with you.

Just a few short years ago, God connected me with Diana. We met at what we call the local Starbucks which is really Carla’s Diner.  Turns out we have a lot in common. Like….

  • we share the same church
  • we’ve both spent years in supportive ministry roles
  • we were neighbors (but she just moved to a nearby town)
  • we now work together in publishing. She introduced me to the company
  • we carpool to work everyday
  • we love photography. She’s really good! Here’s her Flickr page to prove it.
  • we really enjoy coffee and chocolate
  • and we both enjoy social media and look for ways to use it for God’s purposes

Diana inspires me. As our art director at New Leaf Publishing Group, she moves mountains and handles details few of us understand. As a friend, she is very giving of her time, her talent, and a good giggle.  God displays in her his loyalty and long-suffering. I’m a better person because she’s my friend, colleague and sister in the family of God.

So – I HAD to make her this Pumpkin Pie Cake! I really appreciate her for not being on a diet so I could shove the cake in her hands.


  • 1 16oz can pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger

Dry Mix:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 sticks butter

Mix pumpkin batter ingredients. Pour into 9.13 ungreased oven safe dish.  Sprinkle with dry cake mix. Melt margarine and drizzle over cake mix. Bake one hour at 350 degrees. Serve with cool whip topping.

Oh- and one more thing. I got this recipe from a dear friend, Lisa Button, when she hosted a wonderful party for the ladies of our church. Thanks for sharing “good things” Lisa.

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.

2 Replies

  1. yum! i’m definitely trying this recipe this season. what a sweet tribute to your friend! treasure her!

  2. Oh, this sounds awesome. I add this to my recipe box. I love this time of year and I love to bake anything pumpkin. Thanks for sharing.