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Squares of sweet, spicy pumpkin cake sit ready to eat. The cake is frosted with cream cheese frosting and decorated with walnuts.
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Pumpkin Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Sweet autumn spices and brown sugar flavor this delicious pumpkin cake topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting.  You will love this easy, crowd pleasing sheet cake that is ready in four simple steps! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpking cake, pumpkin spice cake, pumpkin sheet cake, homemade cream cheese frosting
Servings: 12
Calories: 489kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


For The Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 can pumpkin puree 15 oz
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil can sub vegetable
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract

For The Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 package cream cheese 8oz, room temp
  • 1 cup salted butter room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • walnuts or pecans or candy pumpkins to garnish optional


To Make The Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk just until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake at 350˚F for 30-35 minutes or a cake tester / toothpick comes out with damp crumbs.
  • When the cake is cool to the touch prepare frosting.

To Make The Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the cream cheese and butter. Use the whisk to beat on medium speed until combined.
  • Scrape the bowl and add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat on slow until just combined and then beat on high until light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Spread frosting on the cake and garnish with walnuts, pecans, or candy pumpkins as desired.


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 6305IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2.2mg