Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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I have had many delicious pumpkin cakes in jelly roll pans with white cream cheese frosting. Wow this pumpkin cake looks so yummy and easy to make! I want to bake this.I wanted to mix it up a bit and have chocolate cream cheese frosting with a cake that was more dense. I knew Blondie Mix with its ground up oatmeal and brown sugar would be just the thing to put a twist on one of my fall pumpkin favorites. I chose to go all out and make a triple layer cake this time (and when I say this time, I mean this is the first time I’ve ever done a triple layer cake!). Sadly, first time I made this cake I added 1 cup of buttermilk which ended up being a huge mistake. The cakes seemed to bake fine, but what I failed to realize is that pumpkin, while very thick, is basically a liquid type ingredient. So my cakes were firm, but not cake-like. They were a spongy, not soft and airy cake. I didn’t find this out until after Angel had already taken pictures and we cut into the cake for another round of photos. Once I looked at it and tasted it I had to sadly dump the whole huge triple layer cake in the garbage and start over. Since I was running low on ingredients I made a mini-triple layer cake this time eliminating the buttermilk. The cake turned out perfectly and I know you will love every bite of this deliciously different pumpkin cake.

Wow this pumpkin cake looks so yummy and easy to make! I want to bake this.


Pumpkin Cake Recipe
  • 4 C. Blondie Mix (get the recipe here)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. ginger
  • Dash of cloves
  • ½ C. olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1, 15oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8oz softened cream cheese (I used ⅓ fat cream cheese)
  • ½ C. softened butter
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ C. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Mix on medium speed 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into greased and flour pan(s) and bake for 35-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack if making layered or bundt cake.
  3. Frosting: Mix until smooth and creamy. Add milk until desired consistency.



Wow this pumpkin cake looks so yummy and easy to make! I want to bake this.


Aaron Peterson

Aaron Peterson

Food Contrubutor at Fleece Fun
Aaron is a recovering sugar addict that likes to make tasty treats that ruin diets. A cosmetic materials sales rep by day and baker by night, he dreams of retiring and eventually working at the Sweet Tooth Fairy for fun.
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