Fall favorites: how to make pumpkin spice cake


Emily Otten

A cute and festive pumpkin spice cake for Halloween or fall in general!

This pumpkin spice cake is perfect for the fall, and can add a little bit of that halloween spirit to any party!

The ingredients for the cake you will need are:

2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 can pumpkin puree
1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


1) Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 12 cup bundt cake pan.
2) In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
3) In a separate bowl whisk eggs, oil, vanilla extract, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and the pureed pumpkin until all ingredients are fully combined.
4) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend with a mixer until the batter is thick. Pour the batter into the bundt cake pan and place in the oven with a cookie sheet on a lower rack to catch any drips.
5) Cook for 35-40 minutes; the cake will be ready once a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and then let cool for about an hour.

The ingredients for the cream cheese frosting are:

8 ounces full-fat block cream cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt


1) Allow butter and cream cheese to soften to room temperature.
2) With a mixer in a large bowl beat cream and butter until creamy.
3) Add in the vanilla, salt and confectioners’ sugar and beat on low speed for about a minute and then high speed for two minutes.
4) Mix orange gel food coloring into the frosting once fully mixed. For decorating the cake, allow the cake to cool completely, and then using a spatula or knife ice around the edges of the cake until fully coated.
5) If desired, use black icing to create a face on the cake for more of a jack-o’-lantern look.