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Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

This spiced pumpkin cake with maple cream cheese frosting is tender and full of pumpkin flavor and the maple cream cheese frosting makes it decadent, delicious, and worthy of your upcoming holiday celebrations. There is something pretty special about smelling pumpkin baked goods this time of year–and this cake is no exception because my whole house smelled amazing all afternoon long. My family was very excited to see this spiced pumpkin cake with maple cream cheese frosting for dessert and we all loved it.

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

How to Make the Pumpkin Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.

Combine the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and salt together in a bowl until well combined.

In another large bowl, beat the pumpkin puree, white sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs together with a mixer until creamy and smooth, about 45-60 seconds.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture until the batter comes together and there are only a few lumps. Add the maple syrup and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or when a wooden tester inserted in the center comes out with moist, not wet, crumbs. Remove from the heat and cool on a wire rack completely.

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

How to Make the Cream Cheese Maple Frosting

Combine the powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth.

Spread the frosting over the cooled cake and serve.

Refrigerator the remaining cake in a sealed container.  Enjoy.

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15
Author: Pam

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 Baking Pan
  • Hand mixer

Ingredients

Spiced Pumpkin Cake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder `
  • 1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp dried ginger
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin puree **Not Pumpkin pie filling
  • cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp real maple syrup

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Make the pumpkin cake by combining the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and salt together in a bowl until well combined.
  • In another large bowl, beat the pumpkin puree, white sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs together with a mixer until creamy and smooth, about 45-60 seconds.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture until the batter comes together and there are only a few lumps. Add the maple syrup and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or when a wooden tester inserted in the center comes out with moist, not wet, crumbs. Remove from the heat and cool on a wire rack completely.
  • Make the maple cream cheese frosting by combining the powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth.
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled cake and serve.
  • Refrigerator the remaining cake in a sealed container.  Enjoy.
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8 Comments

  1. It looks like the white sugar for the cake was left off the recipe. How much white sugar should be included? Thank you!

  2. I made a pumpkin cake the other day and it was very good. I also tried to buy maple syrup the other day but I refuse to pay way over 8€ for a small bottle which is what it is here!! Keep safe, Diane

  3. It looks like all of the wet ingredients are missing as well. pumpkin, eggs, and vegetable oil are missing as well as white sugar…

    1. Therese,

      THANK YOU!! Can you tell I typed this recipe when I was exhausted? I have corrected the recipe to now show all of the ingredients.

      -Pam

  4. Thank you Pam! I am anxious to make this cake! I can totally relate to trying to get things done when I am out of energy!