Do you ever crave something warm and nostalgic? Well, this quick 30-minute recipe will satisfy your hunger.

Pumpkin Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting | Sugar Geek Show
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A teaspoon of salt
  • 1 and a ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup white or brown sugar
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • A can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract

Cream Cheese frosting

  • 8 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar (add extra ¼ cup if needed)
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.

Step 2: Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Leave this mixture aside. Add the eggs, oil, brown or white sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin, and vanilla extract until a liquid mixture forms. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones for a thick batter.


Step 3: Spread the batter in the pan. Bake for 30 to 60 minutes. Keep a close eye on the cake. Poke a toothpick in the center, and, if it comes out clean, the cake is baked.

Step 4: Take the cake out of the oven and let cool in the fridge for about 45 minutes.

Step 5: To make the frosting, use a stand or handheld mixer and add the cream cheese with butter on high speed until soft and creamy. Add the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, and salt. If you want a thicker frosting, add the extra ¼ cup of sugar. 

Step 6: Spread the frosting on the cooled pumpkin cake and serve. (You may refrigerate the cake for up to 5 days.)


Fun Facts:

  • The word ‘pumpkin’ comes from the Greek word, pepon, which means a “large melon.”
  • The earliest-known “pumpkin spice” reference dates back to a British recipe from 1675 with pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon!

Original Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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