Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese or Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with cream cheese frosting and butter frostingThis Pumpkin Cake is a perfect recipe for fall. And you can either top it with butter frosting or cream cheese frosting. I go back and forth between which frosting I should make because they are both delicious and you can’t go wrong with making either one. This recipe also makes a large pan, which is great for taking to a holiday party or family gathering. Here’s how to make the pumpkin cake with cream cheese or butter frosting:

 

Pumpkin Cake


Pumpkin Spice Cake
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Serves: 24-28 squares
 
The pumpkin spice cake is a yummy fall dessert that is perfect to take to a family or friend holiday party.
Ingredients
  • PUMPKIN SPICE CAKE:
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • BUTTER FROSTING:
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger and cloves.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Pour batter evenly onto a 15x10 greased baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Use a toothpick to insert in center of cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  6. Choose to make either the butter frosting or cream cheese frosting.
  7. To make the butter frosting, in a bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix until smooth.
  8. Or to make the cream cheese frosting, in a bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.
  9. Allow cake to cool before frosting.

 

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Pumpkin Spice Cake

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