Fall is the season for all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice! This pumpkin spice cake captures the flavors of the infamous pumpkin spice latte with fall flavors and a hint of coffee! The tender and delicate cake layers are made with real pumpkin and loads of spices so you get tons of flavor in every bite. A creamy cream cheese frosting brings it all together and adds even more delicious flavor! If you’re a fan of all things pumpkin in the fall, this recipe is for you.
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Making Pumpkin Spice Cake
This spicy and fragrant pumpkin cake is going to become a fall favorite! I start this recipe with a simple cake batter: butter, sugar and eggs. Next, it’s time for the pumpkin puree. This recipe has 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree so you’re getting so much flavor with every bite! The pumpkin also makes the cake layers so delicate and moist! To add the spice in spice cake, I season the batter with loads of ground cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg and all-spice.
Make sure to let the pumpkin spice cake layers cool completely before frosting with the simple, creamy cream cheese frosting! It’s a combination of whipped cream and cream cheese, so it’s super light and fluffy! Mix together the cream cheese by itself with a bit of cream first so it’s nice and smooth. Adding the cream cheese straight into the cream can cause clumps to form. Want a true cream cheese frosting with butter? Check out my ‘Cream Cheese Frosting’ recipe. This frosting will also work well for this pumpkin cake!
Garnishing the Cake
I had so much fun garnishing this pumpkin cake with little bits of everything – caramel pearls, chopped nuts and caramel sauce. You can add whatever you like on top to make this cake extra special. If you want to make your own caramel sauce, I have a great recipe for that, too. Check out my ‘Homemade Caramel Sauce’ recipe for more details! It’s super easy and the best caramel sauce you’ll ever make!
Enjoyed this pumpkin cake recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
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- No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake – the best pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust and whipped cream!
- Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake – layered cheesecake with caramel and pumpkin cheesecake layers!
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