Sherry Symmonds Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cake w/Cream Cheese Icing

By Sherry Symmonds sherry9300


Rating:
Serves:
12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

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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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 Favorites
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cream-cheese, #pumpkin

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75 Comments

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Robert Callison robertgcva
Jan 14, 2015
Hi Sherry,
I made this last week and brought it in to work and everyone really liked it. One guy said he wanted seconds and thirds. :) Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.
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Robert Callison robertgcva
Jan 7, 2015
Sherry,
Made the cake last night and brought it in to work. Everybody loved it saying it was so moist and flavorful. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!

Robert
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Sep 23, 2014 - TAMMY WADE shared this recipe with discussion group: MOUSE HOUSE CHEESECAKES
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Tammy Vasquez 4Badboys
Dec 29, 2013
Just got it out of the oven! My husband loves it!
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Jennifer Madden jmaddendvm
Mar 31, 2013
Half of the wonderfulness of this recipe is getting the frosting recipe. It has made my cinnamon rolls the best ever, and I have to hide it in the fridge, because for some reason my husband has radar for it and will take the bowl out to the garage with a spoon.