Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Beverley Hanson Modified: March 21, 2022
Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Get baking on this easy-to-follow recipe for pumpkin cake for Thanksgiving! It’s moist, flavorful, and topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Cake:

  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cupbrown sugar
  • 2tsppumpkin pie spice
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 4eggs
  • 1cupvegetable oil
  • 15ozpumpkin puree
  • cooking spray

For Frosting:

  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 8ozcream cheese,softened
  • 4cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • sprinkles,or candy pumpkins, for decoration, optional

Instructions

Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch x 13-inch pan with cooking spray.

  2. Place the flour, sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

  3. Add the vanilla extract, eggs, vegetable oil and pumpkin puree to the bowl. Stir until just combined.

  4. Spread the batter evenly into the pan.

  5. Bake for 35 to 38 minutes or until set and lightly browned.

  6. Cool completely in the pan.

Frosting:

  1. Place the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a mixer, then mix for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, then mix on low speed until combined.

  3. Add the vanilla extract, then mix for 30 seconds.

  4. If the frosting is too thick, add 1 teaspoon of milk at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

  5. Spread the frosting evenly over the cake, then top with sprinkles.

  6. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 340.21kcal
  • Fat: 18.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.20g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.66g
  • Fiber: 0.82g
  • Sugar: 32.90g
  • Protein: 2.79g
  • Cholesterol: 47.22mg
  • Sodium: 155.38mg
  • Calcium: 52.63mg
  • Potassium: 77.80mg
  • Iron: 1.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 216.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.78mg
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