Simple Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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Emma Published: November 4, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Simple Pumpkin Cake Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Cake Recipe

It’s time to put your baking skills to the test with our simple pumpkin cake recipe. Our recipe makes the process so simple that you’ll love it.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes



  • 1 ¾cupsall-purpose flour255g, scoop and level to measure
  • 3tsppumpkin pie spice*
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspBaking Soda
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar(150g)
  • ¾cuplight brown sugar(150g packed)
  • 1cupvegetable oil(235ml)
  • 4large eggs
  • 1canpumpkin(15oz)
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 8ozcream cheesenearly at room temperature
  • ½cupunsalted butter113g, nearly at room temperature
  • 3 ½cupspowdered sugar420g
  • ½tspvanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  3. In a separate large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer, blend together granulted sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, pumpkin and vanilla until well combined.

  4. Pour flour mixture into pumpkin mixture and mix until combined.

  5. Pour into prepared pan and wiggle pan to level batter.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick comes out free of batter, about 30 – 35 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

  7. Cream Cheese Frosting: In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer whip together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy, about 4 minutes.

  8. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Cover cake and store in refrigerator, bring to room temperature before serving.

  9. Recipe source is adapted with some changes from Genius Kitchen


  • Calories: 4065.16kcal
  • Fat: 201.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 120.15g
  • Trans Fat: 7.53g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 57.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 564.71g
  • Fiber: 5.54g
  • Sugar: 461.53g
  • Protein: 17.77g
  • Cholesterol: 537.72mg
  • Sodium: 329.62mg
  • Calcium: 251.84mg
  • Potassium: 576.59mg
  • Iron: 8.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 2182.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.15mg
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