Pumpkin Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

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Sherry Symmonds

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@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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Mmmm, the spiciness of the cream cheese icing is the perfect finishing touch for this delicate, moist pumpkin spice cake. The seasoning is not strong in this fluffy cake. Mostly cinnamon flavor comes through since it's in the cake and icing. This is not a very thick cream cheese icing. It's thin, but frosts the cake nicely and brings the flavor of the whole cake together. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 15 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

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

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the flour). Mix at medium speed until well blended (about two minutes).
  3. Add then flour.
  4. Mix in by hand just until blended in well with the wet ingredients. Don't use the mixer for this step, just stir.
  5. Spray bottom of 9 X 13 pan with non-stick spray and pour in batter.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Baked cake cooling.
  8. When the cake is cooled, mix the icing. Blend cream cheese and butter until smooth at low speed and add vanilla.
  9. Add cinnamon. Slowly add the powdered sugar a little at a time until well blended.
  10. 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.
  11. Frost cooled cake with icing.

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About Pumpkin Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fall Food
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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