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Pumpkin Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

The best pumpkin cake recipe ever! So easy to make and so moist, with a hint of warm fall spice and a thick blanket of tangy cream cheese frosting.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best pumpkin cake recipe, pumpkin cake, pumpkin cake recipe, pumpkin spice cake
Servings: 15
Calories: 546 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, lightly mist a 9x13-inch pan with non-stick spray, and line with parchment.

  2. Place the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in a large mixing bowl, and whisk together until combined.

  3. Add the butter, and mix on medium-low speed until the mixture resembles damp sand.

  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, allowing each one to fully incorporate before adding the next.

  5. Stir in the pumpkin puree, sour cream, and vanilla, then scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula.

  6. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix for about 90 seconds, to aerate the batter and develop the cake's structure.

  7. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean.

  8. Cool completely, ice with cream cheese frosting, and dust with additional cinnamon for garnish.

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Recipe Notes

*Plain Greek yogurt can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2658IU53%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.