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Pumpkin Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin cake, pumpkin cream cheese cake, pumpkin dessert, pumpkin recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 15 Slices


Pumpkin Cake

  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter, soft (113 g / 4 oz)
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar (200 g / 7 oz)
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil (100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 2 Large Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree (200 g / 7 oz)
  • 1 2/3 Cup AP Flour (200 g / 7 oz)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Cream Cheese Candied Pecans Frosting

  • 2 PKG Cream Cheese, soften (450 g /16 oz)
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter, soften
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar (400 g / 14 oz)
  • 1 Cup Candied Pecans, coarsely chopped (150 g / 5 oz)


To Make The Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9" round pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl sift the flour, spices and baking powder and set a side.

  3. In a bowl of a standing mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

  4. Scrap the side and bottom of the bowl and slowly drizzle in the oil on low speed.

  5. Return the mixer to medium speed and add the eggs one at a time, waiting for the egg to completely incorporate before adding the next.

  6. Add the flour alternating with Pumpkin Puree in 3 additions starting and finishing with the flour.

  7. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry from the center of the cake.

To make the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a bowl of a standing mixer, beat the cream cheese on high for about 1 minute. Add the butter and beat to combine.

  2. Change speed to low and add powdered sugar. Increase speed as the sugar dissolves.

  3. Keep beating on high for about 5 minutes until you have a bright and fluffy frosting.

  4. Sprinkle in the chopped candied pecans and fold in with a spatula.

To Assemble

  1. Once the cake has completely cooled, place it on a serving dish and spread the cream cheese frosting on top.