Pumpkin Spice Cake w/Cream Cheese Icing

Sherry Symmonds


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


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30 Min
30 Min


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

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

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cake w/Cream Cheese Icing


  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.

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About Pumpkin Spice Cake w/Cream Cheese Icing

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

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