Layered Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for the best pumpkin cake recipe? This pumpkin layer cake with cream icing is easy to make and it tastes amazing. One bite and this is your new favorite pumpkin cake recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin cake recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Decorating 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 1421 kcal
Author Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 3/4 C pumpkin puree

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese softened
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softnened
  • 12 C powder sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 piping bag with a star tip


Pumpkin Cake Layer Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray cake pan with bam baking spray
  2. Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Mix in the Vanilla and canola oil until combined
  4. Mix in the eggs one at a time, making sure to scrape down the sides after each mix
  5. Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ground cinnamon , ground nutmeg, ground cloves
  6. Whisk until combined
  7. Gradually add in the dry ingredients until combined
  8. Evenly divide the batter between the three cake pans
  9. Bake in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean
  10. Allow to cool completely before using the cake leveler and removing the domes.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting directions :

  1. Using a standing mixer, cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and combined
  2. Gradually mix in the powder sugar
  3. Mix in the cinnamon and vanilla extract until icing is smooth and stiff with peaks

Building the cake

  1. Place the first layer of cake onto the the cake board
  2. Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the cake layer and smooth evenly
  3. Place the second layer on top of the first layer of frosting
  4. Scoop another cup of frosting on top of the second cake layer
  5. Place the last layer of cake on top of the second layer of frosting
  6. Scoop 1 C of frosting into the piping bag and set aside
  7. Using the remaining frosting, frost entire cake
  8. Using the frosting in the piping bag, pipe dollops of frosting on the top of the cake
  9. Cut into slices and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1421 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Fat 59g91%
Saturated Fat 33g206%
Cholesterol 207mg69%
Sodium 460mg20%
Potassium 326mg9%
Carbohydrates 225g75%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 217g241%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 10147IU203%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.