Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

Anything pumpkin makes me think of beautiful Fall days filled with crisp air and colourful trees.  This pumpkin cake is perfect for any Fall celebration, afternoon tea or a book club gathering.  It’s easy to make, filled with Fall flavours and the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing adds the perfect twist to a traditional icing.  Grab some pumpkin and let’s make a cake!

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Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
Recipe type: Dessert
Deliciously moist with a flavour reminiscent of spice cake - this Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing is perfect for any occasion. Adapted from Paula Deen's recipe on Eat Cake For Dinner
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 15 oz pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup 2% milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray two cake pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer beat sugars and butter together until whipped.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.
  5. Beat eggs into butter/sugar mixture one at a time then add pumpkin puree and mix until combined.
  6. *the mixture will appear separated but will come back together once you add the flour mixture.
  7. Add flour mixture in batches to stand mixer, alternating with cold milk until all ingredients are mixed.
  8. Divide evenly between the two greased cake pans and bake for 35-40 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pans for 10 mins then transfer to wire racks.

pumpkin cake
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
Recipe type: Dessert
A modification of traditional cream cheese icing perfect for topping pumpkin cake or any fall cake/bread.
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (add an additional ½ tsp if you want a strong cinnamon flavour)
  • 4-5 cups icing sugar (depending on desired textured)
  1. In a stand mixer cream together cream cheese, butter, lemon juice and vanilla until all ingredients are combined.
  2. Add cinnamon and 1 cup of sugar and blend.
  3. Continue to add each cup of icing sugar mixing to ensure fully blended.

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Looking for more pumpkin recipes?  Check out some of my favourites:

Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

Low Fat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Delight Java (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Layered Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Chocolate, Butterscotch & Peanut Butter Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing



  1. Wow! This looks like the most scrumptious cake – I’m loving the cinnamon cream cheese icing with it! This may make an appearance at our Thanksgiving this year!
    Jo-Anna recently posted..Pumpkin Bread PuddingMy Profile

  2. That looks really good – my whole family loves Pumpkin!
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  3. What a delicious looking cake!

  4. Sounds delicious! I’m kind of obsessed with pumpkin!
    Salma recently posted..You’ll Understand When You Have KidsMy Profile

  5. I made pumpkin bread from scratch for the first time last year. Maybe I will try this, this year! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
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  6. I love pumpkin anything in the fall. This looks amazing.

  7. Ooo, this looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing at the Create & Share Link Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow night (7:00 PM MST)! http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/
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  8. This looks so good! I’m drooling right now. Pinned. We had so much fun partying with you at our last party. We hope to see you tonight’s party at 7 pm. We love to see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
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  9. Sweettoothtoo says:

    I just love everything pumpkin and this looks amazing. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

  10. I just made this tonight with my son.
    I actually made it to cheer up my hubs. Not sure he is though.

    Thank you for sharing.
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  11. This sounds like a yummy fall treat.

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