Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Make your own pumpkin pie spice for a truly homemade dessert.

This pumpkin spice cake is moist and delicious; it's truly a dream with the cream cheese frosting

Yield: 1 cake or 24 large cupcakes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Cake Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup homemade unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (15-ounce) can solid pack pumpkin, or make your own pumpkin puree
  • 2 ⅓ cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 cake pan.


2. For the cake batter, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin. Combine the flour, pie spice, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and ginger; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.


3. Fill prepared cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

4. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon; beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake and refrigerate leftovers.

5. For cupcakes, fill tins ¾ full, and bake for approximately 20 minutes. This recipe makes 24 large (not jumbo) cupcakes.


For more pumpkin pie spice recipes, visit MissHomemade.com.

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