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Pumpkin Cake

When it comes to desserts this time of year, anything with pumpkin is always a hit, and this cake hits the mark…especially when iced with this Chai-Spiced Italian Buttercream.

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin cake is the ideal fall dessert. Get the easy recipe for this moist and satisfying seasonal treat now on
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, Halloween, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cake, Thanksgiving dessert
Servings: 16
Calories: 461kcal



  • 2 ½ cups Cup cake flour 
  • 2 tsp. Ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda 
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder 
  • ½ tsp. Table salt


  • 1 can Pumpkin purée (15 oz.)
  • ¾ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup Packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup Hot water


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Coat insides of two 8×2-inch round cake pans with nonstick spray. Line bottoms with parchment paper; coat paper with nonstick spray.
  • Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Beat together pumpkin, granulated and brown sugars, oil, and vanilla in a bowl with a hand mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  • Alternately add flour mixture and ½ cup hot water to sugar mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture, beating after each addition until incorporated.
  • Divide batter between prepared pans; smooth tops with a spatula. Bake cakes until a toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean, 28–30 minutes. Let cakes rest in the pans on a rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Per serving with frosting, Calories: 461

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories461
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 31g 48%
    • Saturated Fat 16g 80%
  • Cholesterol 83mg 28%
  • Sodium 218mg 10%
  • Total Carbohydrate 47g 16%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 4g 8%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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