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Spiced & Iced Pumpkin Cake

A pumpkin-based, spiced cake with a decadent cream cheese icing on top.
Servings 1 Cake
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins


  • Stand Mixer
  • Springform Pan
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Icing Spreader
  • Mixing Bowl


For the Cake

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 Eggs Lightly beaten
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Can Pumpkin Puree 15 ounces

For the Frosting

  • 5 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon For sprinkling on top


Making the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter your cake pan, and then coat with flour, so the cake comes free later.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir or whisk to combine.
  • In your mixer's bowl, combine the lightly beaten eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin puree. Start mixing on medium speed to combine.
  • Start slowly adding the dry ingredients to the mixer, a little at a time, combining until it's all a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into your cake pan of choice.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes. If you're using a shallower pan, 35 minutes might be enough. Bake until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean.
  • Set aside to cool for icing.

Making the Frosting

  • In the stand mixer, beat the cream cheese on low speed until it's smooth.
  • Continue beating and add in the milk to mix.
  • Start adding the powdered sugar, a little at a time, until it's all mixed in and combined.
  • Add in the vanilla and finish mixing.
  • Ice your cake however you please. I coated the outside and added a layer on top. You can cut the cake in half and make it layers, or leave the sides bare, or whatever you want. Note that if your cake domes up like mine usually do, you may want to slice the top flat, but it's not necessary.
  • Sprinkle the top lightly with cinnamon for that final touch.
Course: Bread, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Cheese Frosting, Cream Cheese Icing, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice