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Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

A moist pumpkin cake with a spiced pumpkin maple frosting adapted from A Spicy Perspective Recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Angela Roberts


Pumpkin Spice Cake (2 Layer) Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups of pumpkin puree

Pumpkin Maple Frosting Ingredients


Pumpkin Spice Cake Instructions

  • Mix first six ingredients together with a whisk. Sift. Set aside.
  • Mix sugars together. Add melted butter.
  • Add eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Alternately, add flour mixture and pumpkin mixture, finishing with flour.
  • Prepare two 9 inch baking pans with butter and flour.
  • Pour evenly into pans (I use a scale).
  • Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Pumpkin Maple Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions

  • Whip together cream cheese and butter.
  • Add pumpkin and maple extract.
  • Add in vanilla.
  • Add spice to the pumpkin puree.
  • Add confectioner's sugar a cup at a time.
  • Whip until thoroughly mixed together.


  • Cool Cake completely. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Frost with crumb frosting, barely skimming the cake.
  • Freeze each cake again for 15-20 minutes.
  • Frost cake. Put one inch high of frosting on first layer. Place second layer on top. Frost cake.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Take out 30 minutes prior to serving.