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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.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Decorating30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin cake recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 1421kcal
Author: Jill


  • 3 9inch round cake pans
  • 1 10inch round cake board
  • 1 cake leveler
  • 1 angled spatula
  • 1 piping bag with a star tip


  • 3/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 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 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

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

Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting directions :

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

Building the cake

  • Place the first layer of cake onto the the cake board
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the cake layer and smooth evenly
  • Place the second layer on top of the first layer of frosting
  • Scoop another cup of frosting on top of the second cake layer
  • Place the last layer of cake on top of the second layer of frosting
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting into the piping bag and set aside
  • Using the remaining frosting, frost entire cake
  • Using the frosting in the piping bag, pipe dollops of frosting on the top of the cake
  • Cut into slices and enjoy!


Calories: 1421kcal | Carbohydrates: 225g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 217g | Vitamin A: 10147IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1mg