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Pumpkin Cake

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (33 Reviews)


Iced pumpkin cake
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Enjoy this pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting. Serve this moist and great tasting pumpkin cake at Halloween parties, or bake it for fall entertaining or the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree or cooked mashed pumpkin
  • cream cheese frosting, below
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


Directions for pumpkin cake
Combine sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Sift dry ingredients into a separate bowl; stir into oil mixture, beating well. Stir in pumpkin puree.

Pour batter into two greased and floured 9-inch round layer cake pans. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes. Turn out onto racks to cool. Frost pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with chopped pecans.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl; beat well until smooth. Makes enough for 2-layer pumpkin cake.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
, Member BethBlanton

This recipe was so easy and so delicious. I made two 13"" layers (two batches) for Thanksgiving. It did not make it through the night. I plan to make it again for Christmas, if not before.

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