Pumpkin Spice Cake w/Cream Cheese Icing

Sherry Symmonds

By
@sherry9300

This is perfect for the fall weather and tastes so good. I think it tastes a little better the next day, as many cakes do. My son thought it was a carrot cake at first. This was supposed to be a brownie recipe, but the cake rises too much for me to call it a brownie. Still absolutely wonderful. I add more cinnamon than directed to the icing, but see what suits your taste. I'm sure you could sub a few teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon and other spices and still have it taste fantastic.


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Comments:

Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Mmmm, the spiciness of the icing is the perfect finishing touch for this delicate, moist cake.

Ingredients

CAKE INGREDIENTS

1 can(s)
libby's pumpkin (15 oz--not pie filling)
3/4 c
oil
2/3 c
dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c
sugar
3 large
eggs
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
dash
ground cloves
dash
ground ginger
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour

ICING INGREDIENTS

8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c
unsalted butter
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp
ground cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, in a bowl mix together first eleven ingredients at medium speed until well blended--about two minutes.
2
Mix in by hand:
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
just until blended in well with the wet ingredients. Don't use the mixer for this step, just stir.
3
Spray bottom of 9 X 13 pan with nonstick spray and pour in batter. Bake for 30 minutes.
4
When completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting (follow directions for icing in step 5):
5
Blend cream cheese and butter until smooth at low speed. Add vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar a little at at a time until well blended. Add cinnamon. If it's too runny add a bit more powdered sugar until it's a good consistency. If too stiff, add a Tablespoon of milk or water and blend again.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fall Recipes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cream-cheese, #pumpkin